Here's a note from the Chin family:
Dear family and friends,
It's been about a month since the accident, when everything was changed and thrown into flux in an instant. We're still trying to adjust to this new reality, but we sincerely thank you for the much needed support during this difficult time. It has brought great comfort to us all to see how loved Dad was and still is.
We were surrounded by family, friends, and customers whose lives had been touched by Dad during the large and moving memorial service in Detroit. It was followed by another moving gathering at burial services in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mom is slowly recovering from her injuries. She's moved to the Bay Area, in with Chris and Nadine, to be closer to the comfort of family where we're all doing our best to help smooth her with all of the changes. She also sends her thanks the tremendous show of love and support that have helped her during this time of need.
Our parents worked 364 days a year at Chung's to provide for the family and send all six of us kids to college. They gave to us an opportunity and a privilege that they, and many others, did not have - access to a college education without financial burden.
To honor their commitment to youth education and continue their life's work, we have created the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Foundation. We have been working with the wonderful Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, a SF-based non-profit, on all of the details. Already, we received a number of donations, which AAPIP is in the midst of processing. Our hope is to channel all of the donations received into a corpus/endowment that, through an annual scholarship program, will support the educational aspirations of the children of workers in the Asian/Pacific Islander food industry. If you are interested in making a 100% tax-deductible contribution, please email us or visit our website.
We know that this holiday season will be a difficult one. We'll miss Dad even more at this time of year when our family was always together. However, we still feel Dad is with us in our love for each other and the love that you've all shown us, and we know that with each other's help and support we'll be able to keep him with us.
We owe you our deepest gratitude for your kindness, sympathy and support. You've been a source of strength throughout this time of sadness and pain.
The Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Family