Local Athens Chinese and Chinese-American faculty and friends have organized a fund drive for emergency needs in Athens County. Earlier this week 3,460 surgical masks were donated to Athens County Health Department. Dr. Lijing Yang was the organizer in the initial stage who helped procure masks and arrange the donation. A few faculty at Ohio University joined Dr. Yang later and formed a task force entitled “PPE for Athens”. Their purpose is to help equip our first responders, medical workers, public office staff, and essential service providers and workers to stay safe at work as well as the residents in need. They have established a fund at the Athens County Foundation to continue to give back to the community through the COVID 19 emergency and beyond.
By donating to this fund, you are supporting the frontline workers in Athens County.
Task force members: Dr. Qiliang Wu (Elected Representative) and Drs. Chang Liu, Yi-Ting Wang, Lijing Yang, Yuqiu You, and Jim Zhu