The Boston Chinatown Crime Watch has received a $10,000 public safety grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the group announced Tuesday.
The grant, presented in December, will support efforts of the volunteer crime watch team to continue patrolling the streets of Chinatown every night of the year, the group said in a statement.
Established in 2005 as a project of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, the crime watch team is made up of Chinatown residents and college students who participate as part of a community service program. Its members work with the Boston Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team and with neighborhood and residents’ groups to address public safety issues.
Rick Wong, president of the benevolent association, said in the statement that dedicated volunteers were key to making the crime watch successful.
“Team captains Michael Wong and Gilbert Ho are former CCBA presidents,” Wong said. “With both on duties daily, seven days a week, I can say that Chinatown is in very good hands.”
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the philanthropic wing of the communications company Motorola Solutions; it makes grants in the areas of education, employee programs, disaster relief, and public safety.
“Motorola Solutions is dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter,” Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, said in the statement.
“Motorola Solutions Foundation aligns itself with this mission by supporting programs like CCBA -Chinatown Crime Watch that train people on how to respond to potential safety problems or recover from the loss of a first responder,” Blakely continued. “We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, such as the City of Boston.”