Hands for SoCal

In California alone, there are over 30,000 cases of coronavirus, and the numbers continue to grow. The rapid spread of COVID-19 cases is leading to a shortage in the amount of equipment the hospitals have. It is essential that the equipment needed to treat patients safely and effectively be readily available for hospitals to use. 

The coronavirus is a respiratory virus that  spreads through droplets that are formed through coughing or sneezing. Because of this, it is important that anyone who is sick or near anyone who is infected wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus. N95 masks and surgical masks are extremely important in hospitals as well, because healthcare workers are in constant contact with infected patients. However, the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and the decreasing number of masks available pose a problem. 

“It’s no secret there is a national shortage” states one hopital official in Southern California. 

Without enough masks in hospitals, it is becoming more difficult for healthcare workers to keep themselves safe when treating COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, it is also dangerous for essential workers to be working without masks. Grocery stores and restaurant workers come into contact with many people during the day. In order to keep them safe, it is best that they wear a mask, as social distancing is not always possible in their workplaces. 

The goal of the Hands for SoCal organization is to provide the masks necessary for hospitals and local communities in the Southern California area. We want to help those who are protecting us and keeping our country running. 

Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated, and will make a big impact in the lives of healthcare and essential workers. We want to provide as many masks to our Southern California communities as possible and your donation will be used to buy masks imported from China and distributed to Southern California hospitals and communities. 

We also ask for your help in spreading this message to others. The more people that hear about us, the more impact we will have in our communities. Please share about us to your family and friends. 

Thank you for your contribution and your kindness in the midst of this crisis. To learn more about our organization, visit handsforsocal.com.

Fundraising team: Hands for SoCal (4)

Gabriella Ang
Raised $185 from 4 donations
La Habra, CA
Lisayani Tejolesmono
Andrew Kim
Team member
Raised $300 from 9 donations
Sophia Lee
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation

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