Inland Chinese Association and League of United Latin American Citizens of Riverside Council 3190 to donate more than 3,000 masks and 300 N95 masks to the Riverside University Health System with MedSupplyDrive.
On Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 2 PM, representatives of the Inland Chinese Association (ICA) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Riverside Council 3190 donated more than 3,000 masks and 300 N95s to the Medical Supply Drive. These donations were directed to Riverside University Health System Medical Center at 26520 Cactus Ave. Moreno Valley, to help protect medical staff who are currently on the frontlines treating patients with Covid-19.
These community wide efforts come after nationwide shortages of PPE needed to safely care for patients. Organizations such as the Inland Chinese Association have been working to supply hospitals in the region with this much needed PPE and equipment. On April 15th, the Association donated thousands of masks to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The Inland Chinese Association was be represented by Daryl Lee, Julian Hsieh, Marie Lee, and Gary Liaou.
The League of United Latin American Citizens of Riverside Council 3190 was represented by Norma Barles, Gina Zhuo, Allen Partono, and Luis Delgado at the event. Receiving the donations on behalf of RUHS wasRon Boatman, COO of RUHS Medical Center and Nicole Peterson Orr, Executive Director RUHS Foundation.
This donation was secured as part of Medical Supply Drive, a nationwide, nonprofit effort run by professional health students and created to address the shortage of PPE throughout the United States. The Medical Supply Drive reaches out to community organizations, citizens, businesses, and other groups to request donations of PPE that can be given to local hospitals that need the supplies.
This effort is led by the regional coordinator, Nikita Kadakia, and a team of medical students from the UCR School of Medicine. This team has been able to secure more than 30,100 surgical masks, 2,500 face shields, 9,400 gloves, and 197 goggles for hospitals in the Inland Empire.