COVID-19 has spread to many countries in the world. China, where the outbreak first took place, has suffered one of the worst hits. The disease has spread rapidly all over the country. Wuhan and other cities in Hubei province were locked down one after another. In order to stop the spread of the virus, closed-off gated-community management was implemented in many cities and there was strict control on entry to these communities. Up to 5th of March 2020 , there have been over 80,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 3,000 deaths reported in mainland China as a result of the disease.
In light of the severity of the outbreak and the lack of epidemic prevention materials in China, CEDAR made an allocation of approximately HK$513,000 to provide emergent relief aid in Hubei, Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. Through the local networks of our Christian partners in mainland, we provided medical personnel, disinfection workers, impoverished families, as well as civil servants who were on shift duty to combat the disease, with hygienic and protective supplies. We also mobilised volunteers to care for the poor families and offer living supplies. As this COVID-19 is highly contagious, our partners strove to keep person-to-person contact to a minimum during distribution. Instead of directly entering the community, they distributed materials to beneficiaries via hospitals, institutions and community units in need.
We would like to invite you to participate by giving donations and offering your prayers to our COVID-19 relief work in mainland China.
Below is a summary of our relief ministry:
Sponsored distribution of items: face masks, gloves, protective clothing, hand sanitisers, disinfectant powder, goggles, infrared thermometers and etc.
Items distributed include: 4,600 face masks, 1,440 goggles, 400 sets of protective clothing, 450 kg of disinfectant powder and 420 bottles of hand sanitizer. Some face masks, gloves and protective clothing are still being shipped and the relief ministry is on-going.
Target beneficiaries: Medical personnel, local residents, impoverished families, civil servants who were on shift duty to combat the disease, and volunteers.
(please specify “COVID-19 Relief in Mainland China”)
After donation, please send a completed Donation Form, enclosing with cheque, bank-in slip or screenshot of successful payment along with your name, contact phone number and mailing address to us via mail, email or WhatsApp.
- CEDAR is an approved charitable institution and trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please visit Inland Revenue Department website for details.
- CEDAR Fund will issue a receipt for a donation of HK$100 or above for tax deduction. For a donation of less than HK$100, please get in touch with us to issue a receipt.
- Please DO NOT fax any donation information.
If the donation exceeds the above mentioned allocation of funds, the excess amount will be transferred to CEDAR’s “Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund”. The fund will enable us to respond to immediate needs, and support disaster mitigation in poor nations always being hit by disasters to reduce the amount of devastation.