Donated PPE to be Distributed Throughout Borough of Families

(June 17, 2020 at 12:09pm)

QUEENS, NY – Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee this week announced a generous donation of 50,000 face masks from the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York (TCCNY) and facilitated by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY), to be distributed across dozens of Queens community-based organizations.

“As New York City carefully embarks upon the road to recovery and rebuild, our future hinges on remaining vigilant and emulating the proven best practices of maximizing safety,” said Borough President LEE. “The masks were made in Taiwan, which swiftly and effectively contained COVID-19 from the earlier stages of this global pandemic. To not learn from the measures of their success – including the universal use of face masks – would be at our own peril.  Queens County is deeply grateful to TCCNY and TECO-NY for this generous, humanitarian contribution of masks to the Borough of Families.”

“It is my great pleasure to represent the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York to donate 50,000 made-in-Taiwan masks to Queens,” said Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of New York President JOEY CHIANG. “While New York gradually reopens, it is crucial to prevent a second wave and ensure that there are enough masks for people to protect themselves. This donation signifies the love from the Taiwanese people and shows solidarity with the borough that is home to many Taiwanese Americans.”

The 50,000 donated face masks will be distributed throughout the borough by various partner organizations, including:

·         100 Suits for 100 Men in Jamaica

·         Adhikaar in Woodside

·         Bangladesh Society, Inc. in Elmhurst

·         Bengali American Society of New York in Jamaica

·         BlaQue Resource Network serving Southeast Queens

·         Brigada de Esperanza NY in Jackson Heights

·         Centro Corona in Corona

·         Chabad of Flushing in Flushing

·         Chabad of Rego Park in Rego Park

·         Community Capacity Development in Jamaica

·         Deliverance Tabernacle Church of Christ in South Jamaica

·         Dominico-American Society of Queens in Corona 

·         DRUM — Desis Rising Up and Moving in Jackson Heights

·         DSI International, Inc. in Jamaica

·         Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. in Corona

·         Elmhurst Community Partnership in Elmhurst

·         Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona

·         F.A.I.T.H.: Fathers Alive in the Hood, Inc. in Jamaica

·         First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst

·         Garden of Hope in Flushing

·         Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. in Hollis

·         Harding Ford Vision, Inc. in Jamaica

·         Hour Children in Long Island City

·         Hungry Monk Rescue Truck in Ridgewood

·         Iglesias Evangelica Discipulos de Jesucristo de Corona in Corona

·         Independent Living Association, Inc. serving New York City

·         Islamic Center of Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights

·         Jackson Heights Merchant Association in Jackson Heights

·         Jamaica Community Partnership, a Sheltering Arms NY program, in Jamaica

·         Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim in Kew Gardens Hills

·         La Jornada in Flushing

·         Make The Road New York in Jackson Heights

·         New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Far Rockaway

·         New Immigrant Community Empowerment in Jackson Heights

·         New York City Department of Correction Desi Society in East Elmhurst

·         Project Hope Charities, Inc. in Jamaica

·         Queens Centers for Progress in Jamaica

·         Queens Community House in Flushing and Kew Gardens

·         Queens Neighborhoods United in Woodside

·         Queens Services for the Autism Community in Astoria

·         Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 serving New York City and Long Island

·         Rochdale Village Board of Directors in Jamaica

·         Rochdale Village Senior Center in Jamaica

·         Rock Safe Streets, a Sheltering Arms NY program, in Far Rockaway

·         Rockaway Love and Grace Christian Fellowship in Far Rockaway

·         Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey in Woodside

·         Transitional Services for New York, Inc. in Whitestone

·         United Community Schools in Corona

·         United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1500 serving the New York City metropolitan area

·         United Nations Church of New York in Springfield Gardens

·         Violence Intervention Program, Inc. in Jackson Heights

·         Voces Latinas in Jackson Heights

·         Woodhaven Residents Block Association in Woodhaven

Photos of this week’s mask donation provided upon request.

The generous donation augments Borough President Lee’s ongoing efforts to secure and facilitate the swift distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet the needs of frontline and essential workers, as well as vulnerable and disproportionately-hit populations throughout Queens County since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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