By Staff Reporter
Los Angeles-As COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout the United States, Chinese American community joins all Americans to support people on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
US Sichuan-Chongqing Chamber of Commerce (US-SCCC), based in San Gabriel Valley, purchased 4000 KN95 respirators and a couple of thousands of surgical face masks, and donated to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 26.
“No one shall be bystanders at this difficult and challenging time,” said Phoebe Chen, president of US-SCCC. “As part of American society, Chinese Americans want to step up and do everything we can to support our health care professionals, police offices and all other first responders.”
Following its first batch of donations last week, US-SCCC today made another donation to Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, which includes 3000 KN95 respirators. Jackie Koci Tamayo, emergency manager, accepted the delivery on behalf of the City Hall.
According to local health officials, 2474 cases have been confirmed across all areas of Los Angeles County to date, including 44 deaths.