NEW YORK, May 13th, 2020 – During his New York City Coronavirus Briefing, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recognized China General Chamber of Commerce-U.S.A. (CGCC) for its donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to New York’s frontline workers.
In his remarks of thanks, Mayor de Blasio commended CGCC’s recent donation efforts to New York City, announcing “the China General Chamber of Commerce has provided 100,000 surgical masks.”
“All of these organizations, businesses, institutions, [are] doing something so great to protect people in New York City, particularly to protect those who serve all of us, and protect all of us,” said Mayor de Blasio.
CGCC’s donation of 100,000 surgical masks to New York City is part of the chamber’s larger ongoing U.S. Medical Supply Donation and Information Sharing Effort. As of May 13th, CGCC and CGCC Foundation, together with its regional chapters and member companies, have donated 3,740,494 pieces of personal protective equipment to more than 50 hospitals and clinics, and more than 20 government agencies in 21 states across the U.S.
CGCC remains committed to continuing to support first responders, frontline workers, and the local community in the fight against COVID-19.
About China General Chamber of Commerce-USA
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2019, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $123 billion, employ more than 220,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco and CGCC-Washington D.C.
About CGCC Foundation:
Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.