These groups are fighting anti-Asian violence in America. Here’s how you can help them
A suspect is in custody after a wave of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead on Tuesday. Six of the victims were reportedly women of Asian decent, and while details are still emerging, the shooting spree comes amid a dramatic rise in violence and hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans. According to recent data from the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, nearly 3,300 anti-Asian hate incidents—including verbal harassment, physical assault, and civil rights violations—were reported in 2020, and more than 500 were reported so far in 2021.
Groups that work to combat hate crimes and violence against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities have been mobilizing online to raise awareness and offer resources to victims, but they need lots of help. We’ve rounded up a few of these efforts below.
Fundraisers on behalf of the victims
GoFundMe has verified a number of campaigns raising money to help victims of the shootings, including the following:
This post has been updated.