Message from Donnie Chin’s Family: ‘Honor Donnie today by helping a friend, a neighbor, or our community’

Guest Contributor July 20, 2016 0
Donnie Chin, left, and volunteers provide a watchful eye at a Jackson Street parking lot during “Las Vegas Night” on November 24, 1999. Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, had given assistance to neighborhood residents since 1968. • Photo by John Lok

Donnie Chin, left, and volunteers provide a watchful eye at a Jackson Street parking lot during “Las Vegas Night” on November 24, 1999. Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, had given assistance to neighborhood residents since 1968. • Photo by John Lok

The following is a statement from the family of Donnie Chin, regarding the one-year anniversary of his passing:

Dear Community,

Saturday will be the one-year anniversary of Donnie’s passing.  We would like to thank everyone for their support in the past year and the many ways that you all have honored Donnie and his legacy.  It’s been a difficult year without Donnie.  His passing has changed the International District in so many ways.  We miss him dearly.

All who knew him had their own personal experiences with Donnie.  Please remember Donnie in your own way.  Share your Donnie stories with each other.  We invite you all to come to Sun May this weekend—we will leave cards out for you to write a message to Donnie, origami to make cranes, remembrance ribbons to tie, sidewalk chalk and incense to light for him.  We will also have maps for community members of Lakeview Cemetery so that you are able to visit him at a time of your choice.

Please stop by Sun May for a sweet treat from Donnie on Thursday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Sunday 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  We will be there periodically on Saturday.

When you see someone in need, remember Donnie.  Think to yourself, “What would Donnie do?”  Honor Donnie today by helping a friend, a neighbor, or our community.

Our family, IDEC members, and a few close friends will be celebrating Donnie privately.  There will be no formal event.  Thank you for allowing us this private time.

Sincerely,

Connie Magorty
Donnie Chin’s sister

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