Asia Society Southern California Supports Donations of Life-Saving Medical Supplies to Multiple Organizations Across the Nation
After the facilitation of a 100,000-mask donation in April, Asia Society Southern California worked with BYD North America to make another donation of 16,000 masks to multiple organizations across the nation.
On May 3, ASSC hosted a special virtual event to raise awareness and combat the escalating violence and intolerance towards those of Asian descent and other communities of color following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants included Lisa Ling, Van Jones, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Wang Leehom, Janet Yang, and others. BYD North America, as the Platinum sponsor of this program, generously offered to donate 1,000 surgical masks on behalf of/in the name of each participant to a charity of his or her choice.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, who provided pre-recorded remarks for the virtual event, wrote in a thank-you letter that he was reminded of “the many great partners and businesses that enrich our community and represent the spirit of L.A. Love. BYD stepped up quickly to give back and repurpose its operations to provide the PPE critically needed not only here in Los Angeles, but across the globe.”
Recipients include Adventist Health White Memorial, Asian Americans For Housing, Broadway by the Sea in Long Beach, City of Hope hospital, Family Care Specialist Medical Group, Los Angeles Community Action Network, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation in San Francisco, Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical in Oakland and Oklahoma City Veteran Affairs Health Systems in Oklahoma.
On April 22, Asia Society Southern California supported the donation of life-saving medical supplies to three Los Angeles Area Hospitals. MLK Community Hospital received 50,000 masks, and Cedars-Sinai and Centinela Hospital each received 25,000 masks due to philanthropic efforts led by Steve and Connie Ballmer. Read the full press release.