Everybody dance now. 7 am Sunday morning. #Loud exercise music. (at Jinjiang Action Park)
In 1895, Donaldina Cameron began helping out at the Presbyterian Mission House in Chinatown in San Francisco. The Mission House’s primary role was rescuing Chinese girls and women from abuse. Laws enacted at this time prevented all but a few of the privileged classes of Chinese men from bringing their wives and family into the U.S. Because of this, many young women and girls were smuggled into the country and then sold into prostitution or as household servants.
Donaldina became very adept at finding girls hidden behind false walls and under trap doors. She was also excellent at protecting the girls. By 1900, she became the superintendent of the home.
She is credited with the rescue and education of nearly 3,000 girls. The Mission House, was renamed the Donaldina Cameron School in 1942 to honor her. The school still stands at 920 Sacramento St. in San Francisco.