The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (know best as the Tzu Chi Foundation) made a generous donation to Monrovia’s first responders. Tzu Chi literally means compassionate relief and the foundation lived up to its name on Tuesday when it donated hundreds of personal bottles of aerial hand sanitizer, masks and gloves to the City of Monrovia.
Jackson Chen, CEO of the foundation, said that the first 200 bottles of sanitizers and 2,000 masks were “just the beginning.” Saying that they were working with their sources overseas, more of everything was coming. He also explained that volunteers at each foundation were filling the hand sanitizers themselves with the foundation buying all the supplies to put them together.
Monrovia Police Chief Alan Sanvictores accepted on behalf of the city. “You have no idea how thankful we are,” he said. He said it was especially important in these stressful days to stay mobile and stay healthy. “We will get through this,” he said. “We are a community and are working together.” He concluded, “We are one human race.”
The police and fire departments will share the personal protective equipment with both the Fire Department personnel and the school district. Monrovia School Board President Rob Hammond praised the food services employees who are still working daily to provide meals for Monrovia’s school children.http://<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/imKf6UX9KCc” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>