By Mary Lee

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Stories about the stunning escalation of violence against Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area have struck close to home for KPIX 5 meteorologist Mary Lee.

Lee’s family has lived here for generations. She was born in Berkeley, grew up in Fairfield and is a proud UC Davis Aggie.

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During World War II, her grandfather was the only Chinese American in his unit.

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When she asked her Asian American friends and family what message they would like to deliver it was — “We are American, just like you.”

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Asian American Attack Resources
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
https://www.standagainsthatred.org/resources
Stop AAPI Hate
https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711
Hate is a Virus
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/community-action-fund