Sir Gary Kong, Founder of Global Hero Foundation, Donates 52,000 Masks to NYC Hospitals, Workers, & Non Profits
NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Global Hero Foundation, a self-funded organization helping ordinary people do extraordinary things by providing support for those tasked with assisting others during times of crisis, has donated 52,000 masks to New York City hospitals, workers and nonprofits.
Sir Gary Kong, President of Global Hero Foundation, Classic New York Beer and The 1 Wine said, “In difficult times it's important for people to pull together. As an American who immigrated from China at age 16, I am honored to be able to help. I am asking my fellow Chinese Americans to donate medical supplies to their local hospitals, workers and nonprofits so our front line workers can be protected while they labor on our behalf. With a little effort, we can all do our part to beat the coronavirus in America and throughout the world.”
Said Billie Jo Mitchell, Co-Founder of GHF and CEO of Classic New York Beer and The 1 Wine, “I hope others will follow our lead, because, no matter where you come from or where you are in the world now, we are all in this world together.”
8,000 masks and 800 N95 masks were delivered to NYU Langone Hospital. 500 surgical masks went to NYC Sanitation. 40,000 masks plus 800 N95 masks were delivered to Staten Island University Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center, Detectives Endowment Association, 1199SEIU, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Crossroads Unlimited Inc., Catholic Charities of SI, AHRC, A Very Special Place, Eger Nursing Home, Harbor House, Silver Lake Nursing Home, Community Resources, Heartshare, Staten Island Care Center, On Your Mark, Eden ll, SIDDSO, Richmond Care Center, Carmel Richmond Nursing Home, New Vanderbilt Nursing Home, Stella Orton Home Care, Richmond Home Needs Services and Meals on Wheels.
Borough President Oddo, Congressman Max Rose, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, Senator Diane Savino, Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblyman Mike Reilly, Assemblyman Charles Fall, Councilman Steven Matteo, Councilman Joe Borelli, and Councilwoman Debi Rose issued the following statement, “We are joining together to thank the Global Hero Foundation for coming forward at this time of need. Sir Gary Kong reminds us that ‘as New Yorkers and Americans, it is our “duty” to come together in times of need and distress.’ The charitable donation of 40,000 surgical masks and 800 N95 masks will immediately help safeguard those on the front lines of this imminent crisis.”
Last month Sir Gary Kong personally paid for a private 747 jet to carry over 26,808 pounds (40 pallets) of masks, hand sanitizer and supplies to the Red Cross Society of China, Fujian Branch. The supplies were distributed throughout nine Chinese provinces to protect workers and help reduce the spread of the coronavirus to other countries.
Sir Gary Kong is legal counsel for Fujian Association of Township Associations and executive vice-chairman of The Sino American Commerce Association.
Source: Global Hero Foundation
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