Help Out The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This is from a week or so ago - but definitely important news - and if you can help out the organization I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago down in the city's Chinatown district which opened up in May 2005 had a fire a little over a week ago and while it's great that no injuries were immediately reported, a lot of holdings and artifacts were destroyed.

They are hoping that they can open up back again in one year and estimate that to fully restore the building it will take about $1 million dollars, and while they have some of the rebuilding funds (originally earmarked for a restoration) they are in the fundraising process and I'm sure could use individual donations.

Here's a link to the Chicago Sun-Times article on the fire and rebuilding process as well as a link to the museum's site (and you know the money is going to the building and not some high-priced latte sipping Web developer).

And if you just want to cut a check - you can make them out to Chinatown Museum Foundation and mail it in to Chinatown Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 167298, Chicago 60616.

Help out if you can because it's definitely important.