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Fundraiser announced for Min Lin, who was tragically killed in Bay Ridge snowstorm

February 21, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Friday afternoon, the Brooklyn Branch of the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) together with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca announce a fundraiser to support the Lin Family in the aftermath of Sunset Park resident Min Lin’s tragic death on Feb. 13. Lin was eight months pregnant when she was killed by a plow-equipped bobcat. Her baby survived and remains in critical condition at Maimonides Medical Center. Lin is also survived by her husband Jin Feng Lin and her five-year-old son Kevin.

A fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 21 from 3pm to 6pm at Pacificana Restaurant located at 813 55th Street, Brooklyn NY 11220.

Press time will be at 4:30 PM

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Those wishing to contribute to the family to help with medical expenses and funeral costs can donate online at or make checks payable to Chinese-American Planning Council and indicate is for Jin Feng Lin fund Checks will be collected at the fundraiser and the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) will collect checks made out to Mr. Lin before and after the event.

“On behalf of the 38th Council District, my deepest sympathies go out to the Lin family in mourning.  My staff and I have spent several days with the family to help them during this time of need, and now it is time for us to come together as a community to support the Lin family while they cope with the loss of Min Lin,” said Council Member Menchaca. Councilmember Menchaca and Congresswoman Velazquez have worked closely with the family as they navigate the visa application process for relatives abroad.

“When tragedy strikes so suddenly and inexplicably, our thoughts and best wishes are with the Lin Family for the lost and suffering. I urge our community to donate whatever they can to help this unfortunately family. They will need the warmth and assistance that we all can help provide in this very difficult period for the family,” said CPC’s Executive Director, David Chen.

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