CASPA and CAC Hand-in-Hand has jointly donated more than 2,500 medical/surgical masks, 350 N95/KN95 masks, 350 face shields, 55 goggles, 300 pack of wipes and 10 coverall suits to Northeast Medical Services, Courtyard Care Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and several individual doctors and nurses in the Bay Area.
CASPA continues its momentum in PPE donation and makes new progress every week. Our recent joint effort with CAC Hand-in-Hand (Chinese American Community — also a non-profit organization) has seen a snow ball effect. Together, we have found several reliable sources of PPE suppliers. And with the generous monetary donations we have received, we were able to purchase high quality PPEs and import them through secure and efficient channels. We have collected the most needed PPEs such as face masks, face shields, goggles and coverall suits. One of our latest in-bound shipments contained 20,000 medical/surgical masks, and we quickly distributed out to local hospitals, nursing homes and individual doctors and nurses in the Bay Area.
The number of volunteers are growing, and the volunteers bring more volunteers and formed different functional sub-groups, such as “DIY gown sewist group” and “New York support group”. The DIY gown sewist group takes the materials from a local organization Sewing 4 Good and sew the protective gowns at home by following the given instructions. The New York support group has already shipped a large quantity of PPEs from our storage unit to their New York counter parts and distributed to the needed hospitals.
It’s not over until it’s over! This is a tremendous effort we’re putting out. People are doing everything they can to help other people across the country who they don’t and may never know. If you are interested in joining the great effort to bend the curve and help our community recover from the disaster faster, please feel free to contact us: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your kind consideration. Stay safe.
Allen Liu, on behalf of CASPA's COVID-19 response team