To help meet increasing demand for front liners and patients alike.
Geely Holding Group, through the foundation of its chairman, the Li Shufu Charity Foundation, has donated 20,000 pieces of surgical masks to the Department of Health in a bid to support the medical front liners in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The rising number of COVID-19-related cases has placed the entire Luzon under an Enhanced Community Quarantine and the whole Philippines under State of Calamity. Hospitals are now appealing to the government and private sectors as they ran short of medical supplies and personal protective equipment which health workers and front liners desperately need to attend to Covid-19 patients. The past inventory has been exhausted as almost all citizens started buying and stockpiling all kinds of facial masks, even the industrial kind.
Geely and Li Shufu Charity Foundation, through Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), join more companies that have donated and made pledges to help the government battle the coronavirus disease.
Giving close attention to the country’s fight against COVID-19, Geely Holding Group has expressed its commitment to support the Philippines in every way possible by providing medical supplies that are urgently needed for the pandemic disease prevention and control.
As countries race to end the global coronavirus pandemic, Geely Holding Group is looking forward to seeing the Philippines and the world win this battle very soon and bring every single person’s life back to normalcy.
About the Li Shufu Foundation
Zhejiang Li Shufu Charity Foundation was established in 2006 by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu. The foundation is “committed to public welfare and charity and promoting the harmonious development of the society.” The foundation’s charitable activities have so far exceeded 300 million RMB in poverty alleviation, disaster relief, medical aid, and education.
Since its establishment, the foundation has launched several programs such as poverty alleviation, education and research fundings, and signed agreements with numerous charities and organizations across China. Besides funding various projects, it has also directly helped impoverished students through scholarships, providing more than 10,000 students with educational opportunities.
In January 2020, the Li Shufu Charity Foundation and Geely Holding Group established a special 200 million RMB to support the prevention and control of the Coronavirus epidemic. Geely Holding Group and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation has also stated that it would expand the scale of the donation in accordance to the severity of the epidemic.