As the containment measures for battling Covid-19 increased, members of Bedford’s Chinese American community began to express concern for the impact on our town. Questions were asked about how best to help those on the front lines and those who might suddenly be in need. To fill this gap, the Chinese American Association of Bedford (BCAA) offered to pool contributions and raise awareness about the impact on our town.
The word spread quickly. Family after family jumped into to do their part. The momentum built quickly, and within a week more than seventy families contributed. It was immediate action – no pledges, no follow-up needed. And when the tally was finally registered, the total reached just under $10,000.
On Tuesday afternoon, representatives of BCAA and its donors met with members of the Select Board and the Town Manager to deliver the donation. The funds will be contributed to various community needs including assistance for the homebound, veterans, and patrons of the Council on Aging who have become food insecure.
“We hope that this contribution will inspire everyone to do what they can to help our great town. As proud members of the community, we know we can all pull together and emerge from this stronger than ever!” said one of the representatives of the Chinese American Association.