California Asian Americans Donate Heavily to Tsunami Relief

March 2, 2005

According to a poll of Asian American Californians commissioned by New California Media, 70 percent of those who responded made a contribution to the Southeast Asia tsunami relief effort; 64 percent donated money.

Only 33 percent of adults in the general population contributed to the relief effort, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

I know here in the Bay Area there have been many fund-raising events held by Asian American organizations, so everyone who gave should be commended.


Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.