As the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States worsens and the number of confirmed cases keeps on increasing dramatically, a large number of U.S.-based hospital personnel are facing a severe shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks and protective clothing. In the spirit of humanitarianism, Zhong Lun’s U.S. offices took the initiative to contact Chinese mask manufacturers and purchased medical masks in batches to donate to hospitals and other institutions in four locations of two states in the U.S.
From April 4 to 20, 2020, Zhong Lun’s U.S. offices donated more than 10,000 medical masks to NYU Langone Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara in California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center in Los Angeles, Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in San Diego, and Trader Joe's Supermarket, UPS and other entities in Palo Alto. These masks will be distributed to the medical staff of the hospitals and to the staff of the entities.
Mr. Steve Moore and Ms. Nicole Cunningham deliver donated masks to the Rady Children's Hospital Foundation in San Diego on behalf of Zhong Lun U.S.
Mr. Kerry Kaltenbach delivers donated masks to NYU Langone Medical Center on behalf of Zhong Lun U.S.
“The coronavirus outbreak is a crisis that endangers the entire human race, but love and support can also transcend national borders. People in China and in the United States are on the same front in the fight against the epidemic;” said Ms. Xiao Ling, the Managing Partner of Zhong Lun’s U.S. offices, “Zhong Lun’s U.S. offices have been serving clients from both China and the U.S., and we endeavor to make our contribution to the fight against the pandemic and hope to convey to the local communities our care and support and our confidence in the sound rapport between people of the two countries.”
Mr. Wu Peng, the President of Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, noted, “We are glad to provide support and assistance to our colleagues and friends all over the world at such an extreme time. Amid this global turmoil, the delivery of vital supplies to California and New York against all odds not only relieves distress of those in need but also instills into them hope and courage. By doing so, we demonstrate the resolve of our entire Zhong Lun family to stand with the global community and take our responsibility in overcoming the difficulties.”
Mr. Steve Moore, a partner who recently joined Zhong Lun Los Angeles office, said, "We are honored to join Zhong Lun and grateful for the interest and help we have received from our colleagues in China and other countries." Ms. Nicole Cunningham, a partner who joined the Los Angeles office together with Mr. Moore, said, "We are pleased and proud to be able to support and help in this way the health care workers who protect us on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic."