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Area Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Raises Funds to Send Medical Supplies to Wuhan, China

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 5:00 pm

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, also known as Tzu Chi USA, is raising funds to send medical supplies to the locked-down city of Wuhan, China, widely considered the epicenter of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. Our humanitarian fundraiser is called “Relief for Wuhan.”The essential supplies provided by Tzu Chi through this fundraiser will directly aid the doctors, nurses, and hospitals diligently tending to patients in Wuhan while endeavoring to keep others safe.

The situation is currently severe with an increasing death toll. In fact, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has caused the shut down of intercity travel to and from Wuhan since January 23, just before the Lunar New Year, and has prevented approximately 6 million residents in Wuhan from leaving their homes. Another 5 million residents reportedly fled prior to the city’s lockdown. Medical centers in Wuhan, too, are inundated with patients being treated for potential symptoms.

Given the rapid escalation of the situation, Tzu Chi USA is requesting donations that will directly help purchase and ship the following medical supplies and materials:

• Protective coveralls (urgently needed)
• N95 respirator masks (urgently needed)
• surgical masks & face shields
• protective eyewear including goggles
• caps
• disposable medical bed covers
• alcohol-based hand sanitizers

We ask that notice of this fundraiser is shared and that contributions be made via:

• web:
• mobile: text “WUHAN” to 91999
• mobile app: Tzu Chi Connect
• check or money order made payable to “Tzu Chi”
– Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, 1100 S Valley Center Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
• in-kind donations: we accept medical gowns (2,500 ct. or more) and N95 respirator masks (4,000 ct. or more). Due to shipping constraints, we can only accept a high volume of supplies at this time.


The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international non-profit humanitarian organization with over 10 million volunteers worldwide. The heart of our organization (which was founded in 1966 by a Buddhist nun named Dharma Master Cheng Yen) is embedded in our name: in Chinese, “tzu” means compassion and “chi,” relief. Learn more about us at

For more information, contact Anik Ghose at or call (917) 595-6545.





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