Lotus Light Delivered PPE and Treats to Show Appreciation to Healthcare Frontline Workers
Press Release April 23, 2021
The third wave of Covid-19 has recently brought new daily coronavirus cases to over 1000 in BC. Some hospitals under Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have less than 5 percent capacity in medical and ICU units. Not only has this negatively impacted the patients being admitted, the past year and a half has also placed intense pressure on our medical systems, especially our front-line healthcare workers.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Provincial Health Officer, called upon BC citizens to follow all existing Covid-19 health restrictions to ease the “immense” and growing pressure on doctors, nurses, and others working within the healthcare system.
Henry stated: “we knew they (healthcare workers) were there for us and we wanted to show our appreciation. They are still there for us and have been for the last 15 months – so let’s take care of the people who are taking care of us.”
On April 22, the Vancouver Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) chapter partnered with the organization Protect Frontline Workers to send a large quantity of personal protection equipment (PPE) to Richmond Hospital. The items donated included plastic and knit ear-savers, laundry bags, scrub caps and headbands, hospital nurse uniforms, and isolation gowns.
The donations were delivered directly to Richmond Hospital’s medical staff, it’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and the Cardiac Unit. Alongside the PPE donations, the LLCS also delivered fresh brewed dark roast coffee donated by Starbucks @Sea Island to show appreciation for frontline hospital workers who are actively saving lives, and protecting our citizens.
Hospital staff were surprised and amazed with all these donations and dearly expressed thanks to Lotus Light, Protect Frontline Workers, and Starbucks @Sea Island!
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the LLCS has donated over 50,000 PPE items to hospital workers, community policing centers, inner-city schools, charities, and other organizations serving vulnerable populations.
Lotus Light encourages everyone to continue wearing proper PPE, hand-washing and using hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance, and most importantly, abiding by the provincial health restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Lotus Light would like to thank Bit and Protect Frontline Workers, along with Kim and Starbucks Sea Island for their support to show appreciation towards our frontline hospital workers.
The LLCS thanks all corporate and individual sponsors for their monetary and in-kind donations. The LLCS further thanks its partner organizations and all volunteers for their support in helping make these programs successful. Lotus Light Charity Society website: http://vllcs.org/en/home/, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Charity registration number: BN 14110- 4893-RR0001.