CAAL Covid-19 Relief project leader: Wu, Leeying
To protect the most vulnerable groups and our medical workers, Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) reached out to Chinese suppliers of personal protection equipment (PPE) and acquired disposable masks through generous donations from Lexington residents. The purchased masks were donated to nursing homes and frontline medical and health organizations.
Since early March, the volunteers in CAAL have spent their days and nights on this project with very limited resources. From collecting demand information from hospitals, nursing homes, families in need, to sorting out suppliers’ and product information, from screening the qualified PPEs suppliers from pretenders to matching the products with the local hospitals’ requirements, from fundraising to order management and logistic coordination, not mention the complicated inventory data management. With limited man power, CAAL team delivered more than 91,180 masks to 42 hospitals and clinics, 25 nursing homes and other frontline organizations.
Today, let us peek behind the curtain, interview our 1st “Hero”
CAAL Covid-19 Relief Project Leader: Leeying Wu Read more
CAAL is hosting a Community Dialog to address concerns over hostilities against Asians during the current pandemic in US society.
There is fear and blame through the use of terms “Chinese virus”
FBI has warned of increased hate crimes against Asians and there are reported incidents across the country
There is a significant rise of Wechat enrollment in “SOS” groups indicating fear amongst our community
Who will address questions
Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr with Officer Hsu
Lexington Human Rights Committee Chair Mona Roy
CAAL, Chinese American Association of Lexington since 1983
Here are the details
As Massachusetts prepares to hit what many experts are saying could be the peak number of coronavirus cases in the state, Lexington residents are fighting back. Crucially, they are waging this war using information gleaned from an area that likely already saw the worst of the pandemic: Wuhan, China. Read more