CanCham Members Donation for COVID-19 Relief
During this difficult time in China, CanCham member companies actively donated medical materials and money to help fighting the COVID-19 situation. Thanks to Canpotex, Soprema, and EHC Global taking the social responsibility.
Canpotex has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross COVID-19 relief effort. The donation will be used to support the Red Cross’ partners in China to contain the spread of infection and support people who are most vulnerable.
SOPREMA donated 5200m² of PVC membranes for the construction of the Leishenshan hospital in Wuhan, which was built in 10 days.
As a building construction materials company actively involved in China’s economy and society, SOPREMA had to take its part in fighting the coronavirus epidemic. As soon as the construction of the Leishenshan Hospital was announced, their teams took the initiative to get in touch with the project managers and confirm the need for materials. They managed to produce and deliver 11 tons of waterproofing membranes (valued at 500,000 RMB) to the construction site within two-days’ time, thus meeting the tight deadline.
EHC Global donated N95 masks to Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University. Although it is not known when the epidemic will end, EHC donated part of the reserves to take social responsibility.
EHC’s employees also donated industrial-standard protection suits to the central hospital of Wuhan. The medical staff are reportedly happy to wear them.
Generosity is a well-known value of Canadians, not only back home, but all around the world. In these times of great need in Hubei province due to the COVID-19 outbreak, its time to gather as a nation and give a hand to those in need.
Lots of medical supplies are urgently needed in China during these critical times. You can contact CanCham at firstname.lastname@example.org if you, your company or any overseas company that you know of would like to donate. These items are now needed:
· Medical protective mask (N95, GB19083-2010, FFP2, FFP3)
· Surgical mask (YY0469-2011, EN14683)
· Medical safety glasses (EN166-2001)
· Face shield for medical use (EN166-2001)
· Disposable protective clothing for medical use (EN14126-2003)
· Disposable isolation gown
· Non-contact forehead thermometer
You can also send all medical material directly to Wuhan Hospital who is in charge of dispatching the goods. Below is the address and contact information:
The Central Hospital of Wuhan 武汉市中心医院
If you or your company would like to donate funds, we strongly recommend doing so through the following charity foundations. You can click on these links below to learn more about it.
China Charity Fedearation: China Charity Federation
Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China: Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China
Shanghai United Foundation: Shanghai United Foundation
Shanghai Tongji University Education Development Foundation: Shanghai Tongji University Education Development Foundation
We also encourage you to give directly to these trusted foundations. You may see their banking information below:
China Charity Federation
Donation Account (Overseas):
Account Name: China Charity Federation
Bank Name: Bank of ChinaBank Address: Head Office (No.1 Fu Xing Men Nei Street, Beijing, China)
Account Number: 778350015925
Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China
*PLEASE ADD A NOTE TO THE BANK WIRE TRANSFER: Occupational Community Care Fund (职业人群关爱基金)
USD ACCOUNT INFO
Account Name: Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China
Bank Name: Bank of China Beijing Dong Cheng Sub-Branch
Account Number: 3207 6078 6308
Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ110
Address: No1 Jia, Beixinqiao Santiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
Shanghai United Foundation
USD ACCOUNT INFO
Account Name: Shanghai United Foundation
Bank Name: Bank of Communications Shanghai Branch
Account Number: 3100 6658 0146 3100 02037
Swift Code: COMMCNSHSHI
Address of Bank: No.1168 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
CanCham can help your company share your latest updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak to our business community. Please send an email to email@example.com with your link or story.
Many of our Members and Canadian companies and individuals have already donated some medical supplies, funds, and time to the cause in China. Let’s continue the movement!
We warmly thank you for your generosity and your kindness towards China’s situation. We deeply hope that most of our Chinese friends will remain safe and healthy in the up coming weeks.