Chinese-American group raises $80,000 to help the 'best heroes in St. Louis'

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A leader in the Chinese-American community in St. Louis says so far the region has been kind, despite reports elsewhere of some blaming Asians for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Min Liu volunteers for a group of St. Louis Chinese Americans that has raised more than $80,000 to donate face masks and other protective gear for local hospitals, clinics, retirement centers, and for those who help the homeless.

“Viruses can travel across borders, but so can love and compassion,” Liu says. 

She says, thankfully, neither her nor her children in St. Louis have personally felt persecuted or threatened.

"Our St. Louis Chinese American community have a long tradition of responding to calls for help whenever we can. Let us stay united in this global fight against COVID-19; this time, we focus our attention towards delivering the needed protection to our own very best heroes in St. Louis," states a message on the St. Louis Modern Chinese School website.

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