As the coronavirus outbreak evolves quickly in the US, numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise. California, including the Greater Los Angeles area, has declared a state of emergency. Lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for First Responders including frontline medical workers has become a top issue.
Haiyan Liu, Commercial Affairs Counsellor, Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles; Sherman Zhang, Chairman of CGCC-Los Angeles and other reps
With the coordination of the Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles and the big support from CGCC Foundation, CGCC-Los Angeles quickly purchased and donated PPEs including 5,000 BYD KN95 masks, 500 3M N95 masks, 60,000 medical gloves to Valley Presbyterian Hospital through Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Representative receives PPE
Consul General Zhang Ping, Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles praised the donation efforts from CGCC Foundation and CGCC-Los Angeles. Ambassador Nina Hachigian, the deputy mayor of Los Angeles, and the hospital representative extended sincere appreciation.
“As a member of the community, we are very glad to contribute to battle against COVID-19. We are all in this together and we will win this together.” Zhang said.
Volunteers assist with packaging
Additionally, on April 9, led by Sherman Zhang, Chairman of CGCC-Los Angeles, and Chunli Zhao, Vice Chairman of CGCC-Los Angeles, 10,000 BYD KN95 masks were sent to three hospitals through the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, including: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center-San Pedro, Kaiser Permanente of Harbor City, MLK Hospital in Watts.
Great thanks to the Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles’coordination, CGCC Foundation’s support; Chairman Sherman Zhang’s personal donation of 5,000 BYD KN95 masks; BYD America’s strong support; Apex Logistics’donation of 500 3M N95 masks; Volunteer assistance from CHTC(USA), INC. and the assistance from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro – Port of Los Angeles.
Together We Make a Difference!
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.