According to a recent survey by the polling agency lpsos, although the government has taken a series of measures in the early stages of the outbreak to successfully control the spread of the coronavirus, 77 % Of Canadians believe there will be a second wave of outbreaks. 79% of the respondents support wearing masks if the government makes it mandatory, and 82% believe that if everyone wears a mask, the number of people infected with the virus will drastically decrease. However, with businesses gradually re-opening, messages from health care professionals, the administration of the health care system, and from politicians, suggests that we need to prepare for the second wave of the pandemic.
Downtown East Side Vancouver is a gathering place for thousands of people who struggle with poverty who are staying on the streets and back alleys from day to night, relying on community charities and organizations to provide free foods for their three meals. Without any pandemic protection measurement and medical and hygiene resources, this area becomes a weaker link in the city’s pandemic prevention system to curb the spread of COVID-19. To assist the government’s anti-pandemic measures and reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus, the Lotus Light Charity Society will mobilize volunteers to urgently produce 10,000 cloth masks, which will be distributed free of cost to the homeless, elderly, disabled, immune-impaired people in the community.
We welcome people with experience in masks production or sewing to join our volunteer team. Donations of masks or production fund are also greatly appreciated. LLCS COVID-19 Community Caring Drive is accepting monetary and in-kind donations from individuals and corporate sponsors to help the needy. Tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more.
Please make the cheque payable to “Lotus Light Charity Society” and mail to: Lotus Light Charity Society, 200-357 E. Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P3, or donate online by Visa or MasterCard, on LLCS website: http://vllcs.org/en/donation/.
Please contact the Lotus Light Charity Society: Tel 604-685-5548 Ms. Teresa Fung , coordinator for the mask project, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lotus Light Charity Society is a registered charity (BN 14110-4893-RR0001).