The Chinese-Americans from all over the United States recognized the sudden and serious shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) because of the Coronavirus, including medical masks at the beginning of April 2020, it has put our front-line health workers, doctors and patients in the United States in a very dangerous situation during this pandemic. Many Chinese-American immediate raise-up and take immediate action by either do fund-raising drive and try to obtain masks for the health workers in their own cities.
The Chinatown Photography Society a well-established not for profit association in San Francisco for over fifty years has decided to conduct fundraising among its members to purchase PPE and masks from the open market. They raised over 25,000 dollars within one week, but when they were trying to purchase the masks from the open market, they realized it was almost impossible to obtain it from big department stores such as Target, Wall-Mark or Home-Depot, they all ran out of it. And finally, they were very fortunate to purchase 10,350 masks from an importer based in LA.
On April 17, 2020 their first shipment of masks was personally delivered by the president of the Chinatown Photography Society Henry Jang, Tony Kwan to the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Chinese Hospital in Chinatown. The hospitals and clinics in San Francisco will receive the tokens of love and donation in the next few days, it includes San Francisco General Hospital, CPMC Hospital and the Self-Help for the Elderly.
Company Name: The Chinatown Photography Society
City: San Francisco
Country: United States