The San Francisco Chinatown community is asking for donations to help repair the neighborhood’s red lanterns, which were destroyed by recent storms.
According to NBC News Bay Area, Chinatown Merchants Association adorned the streets with red lanterns over a decade ago. Many of the lanterns have been destroyed by the winter storms. An entire block of lanterns has now been removed.
“It’s a downpour that we never suspected that would tear the red lanterns in shreds,” Eva Lee, the Chinatown Merchants Association board of director, told ABC7 News.
Business owners in the area are asking for donations to help repair the lanterns. Jenny Chan, the associate director of the Chinatown Merchants Association, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money.
“The tourists come and take pictures with our lanterns so we don’t want to disappoint any tourists, as you know our tourism is already taking quite a hit from COVID,” Chan told NBC News Bay Area.
AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Please fill out this 2-minute survey which we will use to improve our content. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.”