Montage is devastated by the shootings at Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. On Saturday, January 21, a gunman opened fire, killing 11 and injuring 9 people at Star Ballroom in Monterey Park during a local Lunar New Year Festival.
On January 23, only two days later, a second gunman shot and killed 7 people at two local nurseries in Half Moon Bay, California.
Montage sends its deepest condolences to the families affected by Monterey Park.
These events have sent shockwaves through the public, particularly the AAPI community and those that support this community.
Below are some resources where you can donate or get the resources you need if you have been affected by these tragedies. Links and resources are from Stop AAPI Hate.
Many different organizations are co-organizing this fundraiser including Stop AAPI Hate and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California. 100% of donations received will be directly distributed to individuals who are now suffering from this senseless violence.
If you or someone you know is in need of support, please view and share this resource directory from the AAPI Equity Alliance.
Half Moon Bay
Co-organized by Stop AAPI Hate and other community groups, this fund will provide direct relief to the victims and families of Half Moon Bay.
Organized by the Asian Pacific Fund, donations will go to nonprofits providing in-language and culturally-literate support to affected individuals in Half Moon Bay.
Find support here compiled by Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action. It includes local and culturally-literate assistance and mental health services.