Asian Chamber of Commerce donates medical supplies to Houston

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HOUSTON, March 23 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) along with several community partners on Monday donated more than 42,000 U.S. dollars of medical supplies to Houston, the fourth largest city of the United States.

In response to the emergency call for personal protective equipment, the Asian American community has spent the last few weeks raising supplies for the city to help curb COVID-19, ACC said in a release.

The donated medical supplies include 10,000 masks, 151 liter of sanitizers, 800 isolation gowns, 270 goggles, 500 facial Shields, 250 boot covers and 3,600 gloves.

"We as a collective body, including Chinese-American, Korean-American, Vietnamese-American, Japanese-Americans, Filipino-Americans and the various other AAPI ethnicities, are in support of helping Houston through this challenging crisis and will stand by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city of Houston in whatever the needs are," said Bin Yu, ACC board chair.

"The City of Houston has been in support of our Chamber since our existence 30 years ago and we have built our campaign in rallying together where we titled it: 'Together, Houston is Stronger,'" he added.

Houston Tsinghua Alumni Association, Sino Professionals Association, JJ Clemence Volunteer Team have participated in ACC's campaign. More organizations such as Chinese Civic Center, Houston Beijing University Alumni Association, George H.W. Bush Foundation - China CoronaVirus Action Network and Houston Chinese Association will follow suit, said the statement.

Founded in 1990, ACC has been supporting the business community in Houston for 30 years focusing on increasing business with the Asian community locally and abroad for all Asian countries, as well as improving the overall economic prosperity of Houston. Enditem

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