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Donation includes 60,000 surgical masks and 200 isolation gowns to assist the hospitals’ efforts to fight COVID-19.
On April 7, Huntington Hospital received a donation of 60,000 Level III surgical masks and 200 isolation gowns from Guardians of the Angeles Charitable Foundation (GoA), a charitable organization committed to providing financial relief and supplies to hospitals and caregivers around the world.
“This is the largest donation from our organization to any hospital in California to date,” said June Tan, Executive Director and founding board member, Guardians of the Angeles.
The personal protective equipment (PPE) donated to Huntington Hospital will help prepare and protect the hospital’s frontline caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the generosity of Guardians of the Angeles for their donation of personal protective equipment to our hospital,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “As a non-profit hospital, we rely on our community for donations, large and small, to help us fight this global pandemic. These medical supplies give our inventory a big boost to help protect our physicians, nurses and employees as we care for and treat our COVID-19 patients.”
Huntington Hospital would also like to extend thanks to Mr. Li Lu, philanthropist and businessman, Skye Xu, founding board member, Guardians of the Angeles, George Matsuda, MD and Jeff Denham, MD, who were all instrumental in connecting Guardians of the Angeles with Huntington Hospital. The hospital is also grateful for Polar Air Cargo and Vizion/LAX, who provided international transportation support, at no cost, for the shipment of these supplies.
Guardians of the Angeles, which is chaired by Mr. Li Lu, was founded in early 2020 amid the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, with a mission to support the most vulnerable—the healthcare professionals, first responders, all those safeguarding our community in combating COVID-19. A coalition of global volunteers and charitable donors, GoA started its charitable endeavors offering direct financial relief and medical supply to hospitals, healthcare workers and their families in Wuhan, China where the outbreak first occurred.
GoA has since pivoted its resources toward donating PPE to US hospitals and communities facing severe PPE shortages. To find more information about Guardians of the Angeles, please go to https://goa-foundation.org.
To learn more about how to help Huntington Hospital during this time, please go to: www.huntingtonhospital.org/helphuntington.