At this time of mourning, we deeply that the community and public for the outpouring of love and support for Donnie Chin and IDEC. As the board for the agency that Donnie founded and nurtured, we are still devastated by his loss, and frankly, still very angry about the circumstances of his death. We need time to grieve before we can move forward as an organization.
A number of suggestions have been made on how to best Donnie’s legacy. We ask at this time that offers of contributions to IDEC be held at the moment, until we are able to meet as a board and assess the best course of action for our community.
Donnie Chin was one-of-a-kind. Donnie was the Center, and the Center was Donnie. He left big shoes that no person can fill. No matter how we move forward, it will never be the same without him.
Donnie’s loss also left a hole in his family, and we encourage expressions of condolences and support for them. To make a contribution to the Chin family, checks can be made to the Donnie Chin Memorial Fund, and mailed to IDEC, PO Box 14103, Seattle, WA 98114. (end)
— Richard Mar
Board Chair, International District Emergency Center