With Anti-Asian Hate Crimes on Rise in U.S., Local Organization Launches Fund to Help

There’s been a troubling increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans nationwide since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Some advocacy groups say attacks spiked after former U.S. President Donald Trump used the term “China virus” to refer to COVID. More than 2,000 incidents of violence, harassment, discrimination, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been reported in the United States during the pandemic, according to advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate.

Although there haven’t been many hate crimes targeted at Asian Americans recently reported in Montgomery County, a local organization is aware of the growing national issue and has stepped up to help.

MyMCM spoke with the Victims’ Rights Foundation about their newly launched “Stop Asian Hate Fund” and how it is aims to support Montgomery County residents in need.

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