VOA’s Statement on the Rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Volunteers of America (VOA) condemns the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. According to a Stop AAPI Hate recently published report, Asians were targeted in nearly 3,800 hate incidents in the past year. Stop AAPI Hate was formed in March of last year to prevent discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers of America stands with the Asian American community and all disenfranchised and marginalized communities that have experienced racism, hate, and discrimination. We strongly condemn racism in all forms and we remain steadfast in our commitment to create a world of greater justice and hope for all.

Our hearts go out to the families and communities of those who have been harmed or have lost their lives from hate crimes and discrimination. We stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community and all others to stop hate.