Press Release May 19, 2021
Lotus Light Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Organizations Helping Vulnerable Groups
The global Covid-19 infected cases have been climbed to 164,588,489, and 3,412,711 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard. World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the more transmissible Covid-19 B1617 strain as “a variant of global concern”, alongside B117, B1351, and P1, This so called “double mutation variant” has been spread to nearly 50 countries. WHO warns people should not let down their guard as in many places the infection cases go up rapidly again. In British Columbia, while health officials are trying hard get about three quarters of the population to be vaccinated to see life return to “somewhat” normal, it’s important to observe the basic practices to prevent infection by wearing a mask, washing or sanitizing your hand and keeping social distance to stop the spread of virus.
On May 19, 2021, Lotus Light Charity Society has organized a big hand sanitizer distribution in a Burnaby warehouse, and distributed 18 pallets more than 26,000 pieces of hand sanitizers with a total weight of 15,000 lbs. to a dozen charities and organizations helping low-income families and vulnerable groups in the communities across metro Vancouver. Recipients include Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, Success (Chinatown), Cloverdale Community Kitchen, Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFD), SRO Collaborative, South Vancouver Family Place, St. Paul Hospital, Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK), Women Health Collective, WePress Arts Space Society, Britannica Elementary School, and Aboriginal Mother Centre Society.
“Thank you so much for Lotus Light organized this big hand Sanitizer distribution! It’s going to help a lot of families and people.” said Mr. Julio Bello, Executive Director of South Vancouver Family Place.