COVID-19 Fundraising Updates

April 27, 2020

Dear families and friends,

Hope you are all doing well! Great thanks to the donations from families and friends of Greenville Chinese community, we have purchased and transported medical supplies to Vidant and ECU Physicians. So far, we have completed all the purchasing and shipping processes and delivered as we promised to medical facilities in Eastern Carolina area. By today, we still have about $700 left. Originally we intended to use this to purchase more disposable protective gowns. However, as China tightens customs checks on medical supplies, we have decided to write a check to Vidant instead to avoid any future liability or transportation issues.

Please refer to posts below for more information about how the funds were allocated and updates on deliveries. Also, since Greenville Chinese School is a 501(3) non-profit organization, your donations to this fundraising event are tax-deductible. Please do not hesitate to contact us to get more information about this donation. You can visit fundraiser’s main page for more information about how the funds were allocated and updates on deliveries and to view the entire list of our donors.

Thank you again for your support! Please feel free to share this with your friends and families who have been supporting our community and medical professionals!

4月27日, 2020

各位亲友们大家好,

非常感谢之前各位慷慨解囊资助我们东卡当地的医疗机构,保护那些战斗在一线的医疗工作者们。当时谁也没料想到疫情会在美国迅速蔓延,导致初期我们的医疗工作者们在无全面保护的状态下还夜以继日地奋战在抗击疫情的前线。多亏了我们海外华人和国内亲友齐心协力,在短短的时间内便筹集到足够的善款资助我们的白衣天使们。

截至今日,我们已经完成所有的海外采购和运输流程,购买的医疗物资也已经到达了当地的医疗机构 Vidant,其中 ECU Physicians 分享了 750个面罩和 5000个口罩。这周五最后一批 1050 个面罩也已经到达 Vidant, 宣告着我们的活动正式结束。至今我们大概还有 700 美元左右余款,鉴于最近国内海关防护物资审核力度加强,我们决定将剩下的余款以支票形式捐给 Vidant, 以避免不必要的运输和海关问题。

由于绿城中文学校是非营利机构,此次大家的捐款可以在报税的时候用来减免税额。如需要更多此次捐款的信息,请随时联系我们。欢迎访问募捐活动网站以了解最新的款项分配状态和物资采购运输更新及浏览整个捐款者名单。

再次感谢此回次募捐的各位爱心人士,是你们的募捐让大家感受到了我们华人群体坚强与团结的力量。也感谢我们的英雄们。又到了春暖花开的时节,愿各位安好!


April 10, 2020

After anxiously waiting for a little over two weeks, our shipments of 10,000 surgical masks and 500 N95 masks arrived at Vidant on April 10th. Dr. Cao and Leo Chen delivered them to Vidant Medical Center on the 10th to check on the delivered goods. Ricky Vandiford, Director of the Supply Chain Management of the VMC Hospital Operations met with them and gladly accepted the donations in person. We also received emails of appreciation from ECU Interim Chancellor, and the president of Vidant Foundation. We sincerely hope these PPEs can help protect the medical workers fighting so hard for us. We look forward to receiving the rest of the orders soon.

4月10日, 2020
在焦急不安中等待了两个多星期之后,我们购买的 10,000 个口外科口罩 500 个N95口罩终于顺利运送到了 Vidant 医疗中心。其中口罩还被分成了两批,先后到达。搞得我们很是有点紧张。曹青医生和Leo于4月10日亲自到Vidant物流处验货。 VMC医院物流处长 Ricky Vandiford 会见了他们,并高兴地接受了捐赠。他们已经和ECU Physicians沟通并制定了合作使用这些物资的方案。ECU 和Viant 的领导人包括ECU代校长,和Vidant基金会主席,也请自给我们来了电子邮件表示感谢。

我们衷心希望这些个人防护装备能够帮助保护为我们奋斗的前线医务工作者。相信订单里的 500 个面罩和另外 1000 个口罩(后期通过捐赠的额外资金订购)也会很快运到。


April 7, 2020

Greetings, everyone. We want to announce a GREAT NEWS! The first shipment of the PPEs we ordered, 300 protective suits, had arrived at Vidant yesterday. The supply chain management staff at Vidant opened the box this morning and notified us about the arrival. We are so happy that these goods arrived uneventfully. We strongly hope that the rest of the supplies will get into the hands of health care workers soon.

大家好。给大家通报一个好消息。我们的第一批订购的货物,300件防护服,已经于昨天下午顺利到达Vidant Medical Center。今天早上Vidant物流工作人员开箱验货,并通知了我们。第一批货能顺利达到,我们悬着的心就放下了一半。希望以后的几批货物都能够顺利到达,用在医护人员身上。

Protective Suits Shipment


April 4, 2020

Dear Friends, our COVID-19 Medical Supply Fundraiser ended last night April 3 at 7 PM. In summary, we have received 133 donations including RMB ¥ 41,030.00 and USD$9,445.00. It had way exceeded our updated goal of ¥90,000. The donations are from not only friends living in Greenville, but also friends from all over the US and the World. Some of them even asked their families and friends to help us. Some youths donated their allowances to us. Some companies gave us free touchless thermometers after they learned about our fundraiser. Although each donation may have a different amount, they all value the same — love to our health professionals, love to our community, and our resolve against the outbreak.

Regarding expenses, we have purchased 10,000 medical face masks, 300 protective suits, 500 face shields, and 500 N95 face masks. All of them are on the way to Vidant. The total expense is RMB ¥ 86,110.00, including shipping and handling fees. We still have RMB¥20,047.67 left after all the orders. The committee had decided to purchase additional supplies for the hospitals. We will contact Vidant on Monday to check what they are still needing.

We all see the number of cases increased dramatically in the US. Everyone started to feel uncertain and helpless. Pitt county also has an increased number of cases with the expectation of peaking around the end of April and early May. We hope our supplies can be used for the upcoming surge of COVID-19 patients. On the other hand, we are wishing the predictions from all the models are off, so our supplies won’t be used after all. All we need to do now is to be resolute and together. We will get through this storm with little harm.

This will end our daily update. We will still send major updates when needed. If you need tax deduction information for your donation, or have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Thank you all again for your support and contribution.

~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

Details of the donations could be monitored on this webpage. Because we have multiple platforms to donate, if we miss any of your information, please contact Ms. Ipock . If you want to remain anonymous, please let us know as well. All incomes, other than the PayPal processing fees, are used for purchasing the medical supplies. All group members are volunteers so no administrative cost will be incurred.

Thank you for all your generous donations and support. Please keep supporting us by sharing our posts and spreading the word. Please refer to the following links for most updated information regarding our goals, funds, items received, items delivered, as well as donor lists. We are doing our best to update this information as fast as we can.

COVID-19 筹款更新

4月4日

大家早上好。我们的COVID-19医疗防护器材捐赠的捐款阶段到昨天晚上7点就正式截止了。我们这次共收到捐款133笔,其中人民币¥41,030和美元$9,445.00。全部折算成人民币后总额约¥106,158.63远远超过了我们¥90,000的更新目标。捐款的不光是我们绿城当地人,也有很多是来自美国,甚至是世界各地的热心人。有的不光自己捐款,还积极动员自己的亲友粉丝团慷慨解囊。有的小朋友还捐出了自己幸幸苦苦攒起来的存款。国内有的公司老总,在我们订货的过程中,得知我们捐赠的事情,虽然我们没有在他那儿订货,还主动给我们送额温枪。每一笔的捐赠,虽然数目不同,形式各异,但心意都是一致的,都是对我们医护人员的关爱,对同胞的支持,也是对着病毒举起来的拳头。

支出方面,我们到目前为止购买了10000个医疗口罩,300个防护服,500个防护面罩,和500个N95口罩。连运费共支出¥86,110.00。现有余款¥20047.67。昨天工作小组开会讨论后,决定和Vidant交流以后用剩余款项追加购物。我们决定以后会给大家一个更新。

大家这几天看新闻,应该看到了纽约肆虐泛滥的疫情,看到了普通人在扑面而来的疫情中的彷徨,也看到了医护人员面对物资短缺的无奈。我们绿城随然地处偏远,但确诊病例也与日俱增。据估计我们这里的高峰会出现在4月底5月初。我们一方面希望我们的捐赠的医疗保护永平能顺利达到,并能派上用处,又希望所有的预测模型都不准确,我们集体居家能够有效,病人远远小于预期,我们捐赠的用品能够暂时用不上。每个人在这种历史性的时刻,肯定有无助感。但只要我们一起携手并肩,一定能够拨开迷雾见云天。让我们祝福我们的白衣战士能经百战不落一片甲,也祝福我们的家园能过风雨不落一地花。

我们的每日公示到此就告一段落了。以后不定期有重要进展会给大家更新。如果大家捐款需要报税信息或有什么问题,请随时和我们联系。再次感谢大家的支持。

~ 曾小明博士

捐款明细: https://greenvillechineseschool.com/covid19-fundraising#donorlist
捐款网址: https://greenvillechineseschool.com/covid19-fundraising/(欢迎继续传播)


April 3, 2020

Good morning, Everyone. Our campaign will end tonight at 7 PM. The total amount had no change yesterday. Other than a few arriving checks, the total amount will remain the same. We have exceeded our initial goal and the updated goal within 2 weeks. It is a big thank you to everyone for your generosity and contributions. Behind every donation, is your love to our health care professionals, and our community. Our committee will meet tonight to have a debrief on the previous work and to discuss our next step. 

All orders are still on the way. Vidant Foundation contacted us yesterday and notified us that all donated PPEs will be sterilized and examined by a special team in Vidant Medical Center. If we insist having the signed release of liability form, they will contact Vidant’s legal to get it processed. The committee will discuss this as well.

We got some updates from Greenville PD. Their face masks are running low as well. Although we are protecting our health care workers, let’s not forget there are many other professionals out there supporting and protecting us so we can stay at home. Let’s consider helping and protecting them as well. 

Stay tuned,
~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

4月3日,

大家早上好,我们的捐款今天晚上7点截止。目前为止,捐款总数和前天相比没有变化。大概除了信箱里可能会躺着几张支票外,我们的总数大概就定格在这些数字上了。短短的两个星期不到,我们就超过了我们的最初目标和更新目标。再次感谢大家的慷慨和无私奉献。 一个个数字背后,是大家对医护人员和家园的热爱。我们工作小组今天晚上会开个总结会,小结一下前期工作,商量下一步一些事宜。

货物方面,还在路上,没有太多更新。昨天Vidant基金会的负责人和我们联系了。她说vidant有专门的PPE工作人员,对所有收到的捐赠物资消毒和进行质检。言下之意是不需要免责证明。如果我们坚持的话,他们会联系Vidant的律师办理。晚上我们开会也会讨论这件事情,看是不是坚持要免责书。

昨天Leo在警察局的朋友通知他说警察局的口罩也不足了。我们活动的重点在医护人员,但不要忘了在他们之外,还有很多像警察,送货员这样还在坚持工作,并和不同人群有接触,也有职业暴露危险的人群。他们也是我们能够安全长期宅家的保证。我们也会考虑利用剩余的钱,为社区里的其他人送去一分关怀。大家要有剩余的口罩,手套等防护用品,也可以考虑给警察局。

~ 曾小明博士


April 2, 2020

Hello everyone, we will provide a brief update today. By 7PM on April 1, we had received USD $8805.00 and RMB 41,030.00. The amount in RMB was reduced by 500 yuan because of an adjustment of a shipping fee, which was sponsored by a company before.

All goods are still on the way. Just need to be patient.

Thank you for your support. Be safe and well.
~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

4月2日

大家早上好。今天提供一个简短的更新。我们的捐款收入比昨天略有增长。截止昨晚7点为止,收到美元8805元,人民币¥41,030.00。细心的朋友可能会发现我们的人民币比前一天少了500元。这是因为乐购公司的赞助是以免部分运费形式提供的。我们之前录入的只是估价,正式价格出来后,进行了调整。请注意,我们的捐款阶段明天(4月3日)晚上7点正式截止。

货物仍在路上,接着耐心等待。

这两天的新闻指向CDC可能会放开建议普通群众戴口罩。主要原因应该是发现有大量的非确诊传染者。其实戴口罩这一点上,亚洲国家人民都很能接受。只是希望放开后对已经很紧张的医疗防护物资不要产生冲击。庙堂之上的任何决策,都能在千里之外兴起波澜。我们普通群众则应该继续宅家,自娱自乐,主观为自己,客观为别人。

~ 曾小明博士


April 1, 2020

Good morning. We will have a short update today. By 7 PM last night, we had received USD$8,655 and ¥41,530.00. The total exceeded our goal of ¥90,000.00 by ¥11.070.88. Yesterday we also received several checks in our mailbox. It is a good supplement to the digital payment we received so far.

All orders are still waiting to clear the customs.

Be safe and well. 
~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

4月1日

大家早上好。我们今天给大家一个简短的更新。到昨晚上7点为止,我们已经收到美元 $8,655.00人民币¥41,530.00。所有折算成人民币后超过我们的¥90,000目标¥11,070.88元。昨天最大的收入是我们信箱里收到的数张支票。虽然我们已经进入了电子支付的时代,支票的手感还是很幸福的。

货物方面没有太多更行,还在排期中。

今天是愚人节,大概没有多少人现在有心情逗乐了。连谷歌的首页也很正经地只是介绍儿科小儿麻痹症专家Jean MacNamara。昨天白宫疫情发布会开得比较严肃,根据现在发表的模型,美国至少会因为新冠死10万人。联邦政府的居家指令也要延到4月底了。接下去的两周应该是数据上最折磨人神经的两周了。还是老话,保护好自己, 保护好家人,用耐心来准备这场持久战。

~ 曾小明博士


March 31, 2020

Good afternoon, everyone,

Great news! We exceeded our updated goal of 90,000 RMB by 7 PM last night. We have received USD $7,550.00, and RMB ¥41,210.00。A donation from Mr. Wang Yong and Ms. Li Hong, pushed us past the threshold. The two companies that provided us supplies and transportation, also donated to cover the difference fee and shipping expenses. It is rather moving that we received quite many donations from the Wuhan area, due to the connections from Dr. Cao Qing. They hope their donation would help us just like our donations helped them several months ago.

Because we still have some incoming donations and impending media release, we will keep our deadline to April 3. We won’t bombard you with requests any more. The surplus will be donated to healthcare organizations in the area, at the discretion of the committee. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. We will keep reporting on it.

All the goods are at Hong Kong waiting for customs now. We pray that they arrive here as soon as possible. We will update everyone with any changes.

~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

3月31日

大家好,重大好消息,我们的捐赠活动的最新的 ¥90,000 人民币的目标也已经达到。到昨天晚上7点为止,我们已经收到了美金 $7,550.00 元,人民币 ¥41,210.00 元。来自李红,王勇的 500元捐赠,一举把我们的总额推到了额度之上。这次和我们购物物流有关的易买和乐购公司,也慷慨解囊,帮助我们付了余下货物的差价和运费。尤其值得感动的是,在曹青医生的大力宣传下,我们收到了很多来自武汉地区的捐款。他们感谢我们海外华人之前对他们的援助,希望他们一点心意,也能在这个关键时候帮助上我们。不管媒体网络的报道怎么说,天下华人都是血浓于水的。天涯咫尺,共度难关

由于有一些正在进行中的报道和收款,我们的捐款活动还是定于4月3日晚7点截止。再此期间我们就不在做大力的宣传了。购物剩余的钱,我们会讨论后捐赠给当地的医疗单位。大家有什么想法,也可以和我们提出。

所有货物,都在香港准备排期了。虽然心里着急,但这一步已经不是我们能控制的了。我们会随时和大家汇报进展。

慢慢地有些好消息了,大量物资从中国运来了,检测速度快要赶上测孕棒了,总统突然感性了几分钟。岁月静好的时候,负面新闻才算新闻。疫情泛滥时,正面新闻给我们带来光明和希望。我们居家的大众,才是在真正看不见敌人的前线。保护好自己,才能保护好我们的医护人员。谢谢。

~ 曾小明博士 


March 30, 2020

Hello everyone, our fundraiser has lasted a whole week. We have received extensive support and response from all walks of life . Many friends not only donated money and time, but also mobilized their families and friends. Yesterday, Dr. Cao Qing shared our fundraiser with her friends in China thus we received quite a number of donations. Telly also created a fundraiser on Facebook to collect donations from her friends. As of 7pm yesterday, we received a total of RMB ¥32,910.00 and USD $7152.00. We are still ¥7,000 yuan short from our goal of ¥ 90,000. But I believe that everyone will work together and we will reach this goal in no time. In addition, our WeChat payment was stopped again. Now if you want to donate through WeChat, please directly add Professor Zeng Xiaoming’s WeChat (xizst999) to transfer or red envelope for friends.

There is no special update on the shipment and delivery of the items. According to our reports, a large amount of medical supplies were transferred from China to New York. It seems that the leaders of the two countries have given up their former suspicions and worked together to deal with the epidemic. This is good news for medical staff and American people. We hope that medical personnel will not be infected during the process of saving lives and helping the illed. We also hope that Coronavirus patients will recover soon, and that the leaders of the two countries will work hard and put people and lives first in their decision-making.

Take care, everyone.

Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

3月30日

大家好,我们的捐赠活动已经一周了。整整一周以来,我们的活动得到了各界朋友的广大支持和响应。大家很多人不光自己捐,还发动自己的亲朋好友,无论老少,一起捐赠。昨天曹青大夫动用了国内的数名发小给我们捐赠。Telly 也利用了脸书收集朋友的捐赠。昨天晚上7点为止,我们共收到人民币¥32,910.00美金$7152.00。离我们9万人民币的目标,还有大概7000元左右的差距。相信大家一起努力,我们很快就会达到我们的目标。另外我们微信支付又被停掉了。现在如果想通过微信捐赠的话,请直接加曾小明教授的微信(xizst999) 为好友进行转账或者红包。

货物方面还没有特别的更新。新闻报道,大量的医疗物资从中国由转机运往纽约。看来两国领导人已经放弃前嫌,共同合作来对付疫情了。这是广大医务人员的福音,这是广大美国人民的福音。希望医务人员在救死扶伤的过程中,不会被感染,希望新冠患者能早日康复,也希望两个超级大国的领导人,能不意气用事,把人民和人命放在决策的第一位。

文后语想说一下昨天看到的一幅图,图分上中下三条,每条配不同图片,第一条是中国人怎么看美国疫情,乌云盖 日,一片世界末日景象,第二条是美国新闻怎么看美国疫情,一位医生站在救护车旁,眉头紧锁,形势严峻,第三条是美国人怎么看美国疫情,一群美女在晒日光浴,本小姐爱干嘛干嘛。整个疫情,如果不全面了解的话,往往有很魔幻和割裂的感觉。不管是哪一种看法,我们人类对付病毒最重要的武器是我们的爱,不光是对自己,也是对家人,更是对其他同类。

曾小明博士


March 29, 2020

Yesterday was the sixth day of our fundraising campaign. After we sent out the extension request, many of you responded, which is reflected on the number of daily donations. Several donors are repeated donors or family members of a donor. By 7PM last night, we had received 94 donationsUSD$6969.00 and 29,950 RMB. Our WeChat Pay was deactivated by mistake due to frequent use. If you need to donate, please make friends with Dr. Zeng (xizst999) on WeChat, then you can transfer funds. One of our alumni from the Greenville Chinese School even made a YouTube channel to include information on our campaign. Please check it out: When The Party’s Over.

All the orders are still in the warehouses. We should have some updates on the status on Monday. All we can do now is to wait and pray for an uneventful transportation of the supplies. We are so very looking forward to the moment when the supplies arrive in Vidant . Some of you asked about the release of reliability forms. We are working with Vidant attorney and Vidant foundation on this issue. Honestly they are unsure about the process either. We will let everyone know once we receive some information from them. Thank you.

~ Dr. Zeng Xiaoming

3月29日
大家好,昨天我们的捐赠活动进入了第六天。我们发出了希望大家继续捐款的号召后,得到了很多人的响应。我们的日均捐款数有所增加。有好几个捐赠人都是再次慷慨解囊,或者动员家人捐赠。到昨晚7点为止,我们收到了共 94笔捐款,其中美金$6969.00, 人民币¥29,950.00。昨天我们微信支付的账号由于最近账务进出频繁,被暂停了。我们换了曾小明教授的个人号继续接收微信支付。相关信息已经在中文学校捐款网站上更新了。给大家造成不便,请见谅。继续分享捐款信息将是我们成功的关键。我们中文学校的一个毕业的校友倚倚同学,就在她自己的 YouTube Channel (https://youtu.be/cSd9I3_zt34) 进行了宣传。感谢她,也感谢所有热心人。

货物方面,在上次已入物流仓库以外,没有太多的更新。周一上班后应该回有最新的消息。这一段就属于短暂而又漫长的等待期了,能做的就只是祈祷货物在路上不会出差错和状况。货运由于经手人比较多,有的也不是熟人,总是让工作组成员有点战战兢兢。相信吉人自有天相,期待货物最终到达 Vidant 物流处的时候。有朋友非常关心免责声明的问题。我们已经和 Vidant 的律师和基金会联系咨询相关问题,说老实话他们也不太清楚,有了确切消息一定会通知大家。谢谢大家的提醒,我们保证一定不把好心变成坏事。

接着昨天的COVID-19音乐主题,在家宅久了,未免会无聊,无聊会使人抓狂,也会激发人的创造力。昨天在网上看到由 InVoca / by Raúl Irabién 单人乐队改编的 Bohemia Rhapsody 的 COVID 19 Rhapsody,有关病毒的信息量很大,让人忍俊不禁。希望大家能抓住难得的宅家机会,发挥自己和家人的才智,也能另开一片天。

曾小明博士

March 28, 2020

Good morning, everyone, yesterday was the fifth day of our campaign. We have two good news, one bad news, and one request. The first good news is that we have raised more than $10,000, the goal of our campaign. We achieved this goal after just 5 short days of campaign. Thank you everyone for your support and contribution. The second good news is that all of our orders have arrived at the warehouses. We have paid the shipping fee so they could leave China at any time. We hope it will arrive before VIdant and ECUP get tight on their current PPEs.

The bad news is that the shipping cost exceeded our expectation. We had to spend about ¥21,968.96 on shipping, which brought our total to ¥83,958,96 RMB. After an emergency discussion, we decided to raise our goal to ¥90,000 RMB, which is about $12,900 in US Dollars. We also decided to set a deadline on April 3, so we have a target on both total amount and date.
Our request to you is to continue sharing our story with people you know who might be interested in helping us. The more people know, the better. We could not achieve our current goal without your support and we will achieve our next goal with your support.


March 27, 2020

Good morning, everyone. Today is day 4 of our COVID-19 medical supplies fundraising campaign. By 7 PM on March 26, we received 77 donations, in which there are 40597.34 RMB and $5726.00 US Dollars. It is getting closer to our $10,000 goal. We wish everyone could continue to support us by donating and sharing the information.

We have to play the waiting game now. The 10,000 face masks have been shipped to the warehouse and ready to leave China once it passes the customs. The 300 protective suits will arrive as separate packages. Leo woke up in the middle of the night to collect money from his family in order to pay for the shipping cost — 6204 RMB. Most of expenses are paid in RMB, so if you can donate using WeChat, that is an even better help.

There are 10 confirmed cases now in Pitt County. Please be safe and well, everyone. Thank you for your support!

大家早上好。昨天我们的捐赠活动进入第四天了,收款的速度有所放缓。到3月26日晚7点,我们共收到捐款77笔, 其中人民币40597.34元美金$5726.00。离我们总数10000美元的目标很接近了。昨天有个绿城的大帅哥,蒙脸戴口罩,戴着一双手套,看着像抢银行的,但是是来捐款的。放了300美金现钞在陈老板店里。也不留名,所以我们把他标注为“绿城大帅哥”。想要一睹尊容的,请上我们网站。希望大家,尤其是想要被命名为帅哥美女的,能继续支持,把我们的活动让更多人知道。

现在的工作重点是等货了。昨天10000 只口罩已经发到了国内的货仓,300件防护服也将陆续达到。 陈老板半夜起床,向国内的人讨钱付寄费。10000只口罩寄费是6204.00元人民币,陈老板就先垫付了。由于主要购买和运输都用人民币结账,我们希望大家能用微信支付捐赠的就用微信支付捐赠。

人的一生中,有很多等待,好像没有什么等待比这次更急切。等着口罩快来,等着疫情过去,等着无拘无束的时候。Pitt County 的确诊病例已经增加到了 10例了。大家不光要小心,还要有耐心。感谢大家支持。


March 26, 2020

Good morning, everyone. Today is day 3 of our COVID-19 medical supplies fundraising campaign. By 7 PM on March 25, we received 74 donations, in which there are ¥37,406,84 RMB and $5276.00 US Dollars. We received the largest donation so far — a $2000 check from our Greenville Chinese Christian Fellowship. We wholeheartedly thank them for their unparalleled generosity. We should have some checks and other donations arriving in the next several days. Thus, we are confident that we will achieve the $10,000 goal.

Donations are just part of the game. The procurement process is the most time-consuming part. Ms. Zhao Yingqin has spent almost every night sifting through sites and sources to look for potential vendors. Because of the strict standards here in the US, all goods we ordered must be certified by FDA or CE and verified. So far, we have ordered 10,000 medical face masks, 500 N95 face masks, 300 protective suits. After communicating with the supply chain management in the hospital, we replaced the order of goggles with face shields. The total expense now is 62,000 RMB (not including shipping). Because of the “Just in Time” tactics used in most of the supply chain management in US hospitals, what they are lacking now is not funds, but medical supplies. All we can do now is to hope these supplies we ordered will get on Ms. Chen’s supply chain, and get here soon.

3月26日

大家早上好。昨天是我们 COVID-19医疗耗材捐款活动的第三天。到3月25日晚7点,我们共收到捐款74笔,其中人民币37,406.84, 美元5276.00元。今天我们收到迄今为止最大的一笔收入。绿城华人基督团契,为我们一笔捐了2000美元,实在是感谢他们的大爱奉献。接下去的几天,应该还有一些支票和其他捐款会慢慢到账,相信我们10,000美元的目标一定可以达到。

其实捐款还不算最困难的部分,采购是最花时间和精力的事情。我们的赵英琴老师每天都利用晚上的时间在国内网站上查找筛选货源,动用自己在国内的人脉,外加人肉搜索,鉴定完货品,鉴定人品。因为美国这边对医疗器材的要求比较严格,我们所有订购的东西都要有FDA或CE认证。迄今为止,我们已经订购了 10000 个医用口罩,500 个N95口罩,300套防护服。在和医院的物流交流以后,取消了护目镜的订购,曾订了 500付防护面罩。总价约 62,000 人民币(不含运费)。美国的医院大多采用小库存的策略,来降低成本。到了紧急疫情的时候,缺的不是钱,而是物资。现在能做的就是等着这些物资能通过我们陈老板的物流快到这里来。

今天不出所料,GREENVILLE 也宣布了居家令,大家能宅家尽量宅。突然自己开了个脑洞,我们搞捐赠和囤手纸,都是同一个心理过程 — 总觉得在突如其来的不确定性中自己能控制点什么。疫情当前,望搏大家一笑。感谢大家支持。

所有捐款明细可以在这个网页查询。 由于捐款途径较多,如有遗漏或姓名错误,请和 Telly 联系。如果需要匿名,请告知。特别指出,我们所收款项,除了 PayPal会自动收取手续费外,都用于购买医疗器材。所有团队人员都是志愿者,没有任何额外行政支出。

购物方面,我们团队的赵英琴通过多方的联系,已经锁定了可靠的厂家。现在先订 10000个医用口罩(已订货),300件防护服 (原定200件)(已订货),和 300个护目镜。护目镜原计划是2000个,现调整为300个。这些器材应该今明两天应该能发货。我们会使用专门的物流,一切顺利的话,应该一个多星期就可以收到了。根据 Vidant Medical Center 的最新需求,我们会增订一些鞋套,头套,面罩之类的用品。

希望大家能继续支持我们,除了捐款捐物,更重要的是帮我们做宣传,聚沙成塔,集腋成裘,让更多的人参与到这个活动中来。再次附上我们的网站地址,请广而告之。谢谢 。


March 26, 2020

Good morning, everyone. Today is day 3 of our COVID-19 medical supplies fundraising campaign. By 7 PM on March 25, we received 74 donations, in which there are 37,406.84 RMB and $5276.00. We received the largest donation so far — a $2000 check from our Greenville Chinese Christian Fellowship. We wholeheartedly thank them for their unparalleled generosity. We should have some checks and other donations arriving in the next several days. Thus, we are confident that we will achieve the $10,000 goal.

Donations are just part of the game. The procurement process is the most time-consuming part. Ms. Zhao Yingqin has spent almost every night sifting through sites and sources to look for potential vendors. Because of the strict standards here in the US, all goods we ordered must be certified by FDA or CE and verified. So far, we have ordered 10,000 medical face masks, 500 N95 face masks, 300 protective suits. After communicating with the supply chain management in the hospital, we replaced the order of goggles with face shields. The total expense now is 62,000 RMB (not including shipping). Because of the “Just in Time” tactics used in most of the supply chain management in US hospitals, what they are lacking now is not funds, but medical supplies. All we can do now is to hope these supplies we ordered will get on Ms. Chen’s supply chain, and get here soon.

Thank you again for all your generous donations and support. Please keep supporting us by sharing our posts and spreading the word. Please refer to the following links for most updated information regarding our goals, funds, items received, items delivered, as well as donor lists. We are doing our best to update this information as fast as we can.

3月26日

大家早上好。昨天是我们COVID-19医疗耗材捐款活动的第三天。到3月25日晚7点,我们共收到捐款74笔,其中人民币37,406.84, 美元5276.00元。今天我们收到迄今为止最大的一笔收入。绿城华人基督团契,为我们一笔捐了2000美元,实在是感谢他们的大爱奉献。接下去的几天,应该还有一些支票和其他捐款会慢慢到账,相信我们10,000美元的目标一定可以达到。

其实捐款还不算最困难的部分,采购是最花时间和精力的事情。我们的赵英琴老师每天都是利用晚上的时间在国内网站上查找筛选货源,动用自己在国内的人脉,外加人肉搜索,鉴定完货品,鉴定人品。因为美国这边对医疗器材的要求比较严格,我们所有订购的东西都要有FDA或CE认证。迄今为止,我们已经订购了10000 个医用口罩,500 个N95口罩,300套防护服。在和医院的物流交流以后,取消了护目镜的订购,曾订了500付防护面罩。总价约 62,000 人民币(不含运费)。美国的医院大多采用小库存的策略,来降低成本。到了紧急疫情的时候,缺的不是钱,而是物资。现在能做的就是等着这些物资能通过我们陈老板的物流,快快到这里来。

今天不出所料,GREENVILLE 也宣布了居家令,大家能宅家尽量宅。突然自己开了个脑洞,我们搞捐赠和囤手纸,都是同一个心理过程 — 总觉得在突如其来的不确定性中自己能控制点什么。疫情当前,望搏大家一笑。感谢大家支持。


March 25, 2020

Today marks the second day of our COVID-19 medical supplies fund-raising campaign. As of 7 pm on March 24, we have received 66 donations including 21,277.09 RMB, and $3,001.00. If yesterday was a successful first step of the campaign, today certainly is a solid second step. Again, we want to thank you for your support and contribution. If there is any issue or difficulty during the donation process, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

On the procurement front, we have placed the orders for 300 pairs of goggles, 300 face shields, and 500 “superstars of the PPE” — N95 face masks. Many thanks to our Leo for finding these face masks through his personal network. It is our sincere hope that these supplies will be in the hands of our health care professionals soon. 

3月25日

Spring is here but it is still cold outside. The coronavirus outbreak is still raging. The Pitt County will start a 2 week “stay at home” order, and the city and the towns may follow soon. Please take care of yourself and your family. Make sure you have enough in stock at home. People feel helpless before the pandemic, which is why it is more important than ever for us to be together. 

大家早上好。我们的COVID-19医疗耗材捐款活动进入第二天。到3月24日晚7点为止,我们共收到捐款66笔,其中人民币¥¥21,277.09,美元$3,001.00。如果说昨天是成功的第一步的话,今天就是坚实的第二步。感谢所有人的付出和支持。如果您在捐款过程中有什么问题,或者遇到什么障碍,请随时和我们联系。

采购方面, 我们今天下单购买了300双护目镜,300付防护面罩,以及500医疗防护器材里的至尊–N95口罩。感谢我们Leo 老板利用个人关系,找到这些口罩。希望这些器材很快就能送交到我们当地医护人员的手里。 

天气乍暖还寒,病毒依就肆虐。接下去的两周,Pitt县将要实行为其2周的“居家令。”可能各城镇很快就会跟进。 请大家一定要保重自己和家人的安全,维持好日常。大疫当前,人心惶惶,需要我们每个人相互支持,共度难关。