Recovery Fund for Immigrant's Shattered Dream

Like many immigrants, our uncle left a war torn country when he was 22-years-old to strive for the American Dream.  After nearly 50 years of working tirelessly and almost having accomplished that dream, it was destroyed within hours. 

Our uncle is now 75-years-old and just lost his entire life's work to the recent looting in response to the murder of George Floyd and our nation’s long history of discrimination against Black Americans.

Instead of being angry at the looters, he is saddened by their grief and everyone's loss. 

Our uncle owned the California Fashion Mall located in Birmingham, AL, since the 80s. It was a business that sold everything from apparel to wigs. This was his pride and joy because the business was inside a historical building that had been part of the community long before he immigrated to the United States.

Unfortunately, insurance will not cover the losses he has sustained.

His pride wasn't in the success of the business, but rather his ties to the community and being a true American himself.

It wasn't an easy journey to come to this country.  My uncle, my father, and their oldest brother traveled via ship from Korea for almost two months and landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the hopes of finally making it to America. They lived in Argentina for a year, before they were finally able to make it to the United States.  

Since their arrival, they haven't stopped working.

He won't admit it, but he needs your help. What he lost wasn't just his retirement, it was the American Dream .  Please help him recoup what's left of that dream.

The money you donate to this campaign will help him recover from a $200,000 + loss.

Thank you for your support.

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LIAH KIM 
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Torrance, CA
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