On December 21, 2012, the American Red Cross Greater New York Region received a donation of $74,965.88 from the Chinese community in Flushing, Queens for Hurricane Sandy relief.
The funds were raised during the Charity Concert for Hurricane Sandy's Victims held at Flushing Town Hall on November 10, 2012. The event gathered hundreds of residents representing many local community organizations and art groups. Dozens of performers sang, danced, read poetry and played instruments. During the show, a charity auction also took place to collect funds for Sandy relief.
“We are deeply grateful to the Chinese community in Queens for its generosity and commitment to helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Josh Lockwood, CEO of the Greater NY Red Cross.
Liu-Tee Shu, the co-organizer of the event and founding president of Chinese-American Women Commerce Association of New York emphasized, "To be Chinese-American is to be American. We are showcasing our responsibility to this country and concern for our neighbors."