Charity initiative rewards medical workers

Chen Huizhi
Local businesses delighted to respond to Shanghai Daily's efforts to honor the heroes from the city who played vital roles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chen Huizhi
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Charity initiative rewards medical workers
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Representatives from Shanghai Daily and businesses present donations to representatives of medical workers at Yueyang Hospital at a ceremony on Friday.

Shanghai Daily held the fourth donation of its charity initiative, which was launched in March, on Friday to reward city medical workers combating COVID-19.

Businesses in the city have reacted to the initiative with donations, and this time the beneficiaries were medics from Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.

A total of 37 medical workers from the hospital assisted their colleagues in Wuhan, the city hard hit by the pandemic earlier this year.

They were provided with Laneige skin-care products from Amorepacific, sightseeing and dining coupons from Shanghai World Financial Center, dining and parking coupons from Plaza 66 and a Gold Membership Card from Qibao Vanke Mall.

Zhao Qing, vice Party secretary of the hospital, expressed thanks to Shanghai Daily for the charity initiative at a ceremony at the hospital.

“We’re seen as heroes, but we’re actually just ordinary medical workers who did our jobs,” he said.

Janice Cheung, general manager of Plaza 66, said medical workers protected the health of the public with their selfless contributions during the pandemic and, thanks to their efforts, life and work were able to return to normal fast in China.

“We hope to thank the medical workers through our donations and consider it our responsibility as members of society,” she said.

Charles Kao, Amorepacific China president, said the company had witnessed China’s development in the past 30 years and is striving to help build a better life for the country’s people.

“It was in such difficult times that we more clearly felt the strong leadership of the Chinese government and the high unity of Chinese society, and after the pandemic is over, we will continue our mission here,” he said.

Qibao Vanke Mall did its part in helping businesses in the mall weather financial difficulties during the pandemic by reducing rents, providing free advertising and online promotions and helping their employees.

“We have been expressing our thanks and respect to the medical workers and community workers through hospitals and local organizations such as the women’s federations,” said John Yang, marketing director of the mall.

The charity initiative will also benefit medical workers from Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital and Renji Hospital.

Charity initiative rewards medical workers
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Liu Qi, vice editor-in-chief of Shanghai Daily, gives a speech at the ceremony.

Charity initiative rewards medical workers
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Zhao Qing, vice Party secretary of Yueyang Hospital.

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