ACTS students have decided to donate $20,000 CAD worth of medical supplies to local hospitals to support Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis.
Students of ACTS Seminaries' Mandarin Theology Program are helping to fight COVID-19 in China and in Canada.
In an effort to support communities in China and in Canada that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, students from ACTS Seminaries' Mandarin Theology Program have collaborated with local Canadian churches to raise funds in an ongoing fundraising campaign. By March 2020, ACTS students have raised over $40,000 CAD in cash and in material donations.
These funds have been used to purchase medical supplies, including 21,000 surgical masks, 2,080 coverall protective garments and more than 200 goggles. The supplies were first destined for delivery to China and the hospitals there that are desperate for equipment.
The first shipment of 1,000 protective garments arrived in China on February 24, 2020. A second shipment of protective goggles and garments soon followed.
The third shipment of medical supplies, originally destined for China, has now been re-routed to go to local Canadian hospitals.
ACTS students have decided to donate $20,000 CAD worth of medical supplies to Canadian hospitals, to support Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis.
On March 19, 2020, 960 coverall protective garments were delivered to St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
On March 20, 2020, 120 coverall protective garments and 120 goggles were delivered to Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC.
More supplies are being procured, and ACTS students are planning more donation drop-offs to other hospitals in the BC Lower Mainland, to benefit the Canadian healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis.
The efforts of ACTS students have attracted media attention, and Fairchild TV interviewed Dr. Yonghua Ge, ACTS Director of Mandarin Theology Program, on March 22, 2020. Here is a clip of the interview in Cantonese and Mandarin.
We wish to thank those involved for their prayers, donations and hard work!
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Last update: March 22, 2020