On July 9th, Tzu Chi volunteers delivered 300 vegan lunch boxes to show their support and encourage health care workers at the Riverside University Health System Medical Center. Photo by
On April 24, a team from Tzu Chi Medical Foundation made its way to the Methodist Hospital of Southern California, with a donation of PPE, including 10,000 surgical masks, 1,000 N95 respirators, 80 pairs of goggles, and ten sets of protective coveralls.
April 10, 2020, was Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which precedes Easter Sunday, marking Christ’s resurrection.
Recognizing the widespread shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals nationwide, volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Northwest Region established a ‘PPE Response Team,’ taking immediate action on March 28th to donate medical supplies to selected Santa Clara County hospitals.
As worldwide concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic heightens, the medical community in New York has actively united to pave a path toward healing, and has shown their support for Tzu Chi’s fundraising campaign, “Providing Relief During the New Coronavirus Outbreak.” Healthfirst, the Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA), and the Chinese American Dental Association (CADA) donated nearly $90,000 to Tzu Chi New York to facilitate the purchase of vital medical supplies to be delivered directly to medical institutions in the affected areas.