“ STOP Covid-19 . ” Fundraising Campaign
Call to Arms: Race for PPE to Support Frontline Health Workers - Together, We Will Prevail!
The 200,000 medical grade masks ordered by Dr. Joseph Wong’s STOPCovid-19 Coalition finally arrived at the airport in the evening of Wednesday April 8. Lenny Wong, one of the chief organizers of the group, worked through the early morning of April 9, Thursday, in order to clear the customs and get the masks ready for delivery. Instead of waiting for the staff of the City of Toronto to go through a series of companies to truck over to the City’s depot, Lenny rented a truck on his own expense, and together with a few volunteers, helped to deliver the supplies to the City’s central depot. This would greatly expedite the process because of the long weekend ahead. We will engage the City and the United Way Greater Toronto in our discussion on where to distribute the supplies,’ said Dr. Joseph Wong. ‘Our key volunteers have been doing a lot of preparatory work, calling different area hospitals, and researching in their websites to understand where the needs are reatest. This will form the basis of our distribution principle: to places where the needs are greatest and most urgent, in addition to population proportions of the regions.’
‘We are anxious to start distribution over the weekend, the sooner the better’, said Andi Shi, Executive Director of CPAC Foundation. ‘For us, every minute counts. Our work is 24/7. Long weekend is no excuse, and the virus does not observe holidays.’ ‘We know that this will be a long and hard battle, and we are prepared to continue our support to our frontline heroes, said Lenny Wong. ‘Our second shipment of masks and other medical supplies will arrive Toronto soon.’ The volunteers and organizations of Stop Covid-19 Coalition thank the community and the generous supporters for their donations. ‘Every dollar is important to us. We understand and take up our responsibility seriously, accountable to our donors, our community, and the citizens of this GTA,” said Dr. Joseph Wong.
For donation or enquiries, please visit www.stopcovid19gta.com or call 905-828-6800
Make cheque payable to CPAC Foundation and mail it to STOP Covid-19 . Fundraising Campaign c/o Dr. Joseph Wong,
78 St. Patrick St., Unit 134 Toronto, Ontario M5T 3K8
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