United We Stand against COVID-19

Photo credit: New York Times.

Since March 17, a few residents in Warren, Watchung, Green Brook, and Long Hills and I have organized a donation campaign and raised a total of $31,214.60 from the local Chinese American community to donate PPEs to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, Overlook Hospital in Summit, Somerset Medical Group in Somerset, and Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, as well as local EMT, police, and fire fighter units.

I have worked many nights trying to allocate PPE resources in the United States. I used my online search skills and technical background to perform the due diligence process and verified all PPE sources for quality and safety based on ASTM standards and CDC/FDA guidelines. Up to April 6, the following PPEs have been purchased and sent to the above organizations:

  • 1,200 N95 masks
  • 1,400 KN95 masks
  • 8,800 surgical masks
  • 1,014 DuPont protection gowns
  • 472 3M safety googles
  • 6,400 gloves
  • 20 big boxes of wipes
  • 8 big bottles of hand sanitizer

A few news media including the New York Times, Echoes-Sentinel, Bitpush News, and other local community newspapers have interviewed me and published articles about the effort.

Editor’s note: Kudos to Connie on this amazing and inspiring work!!



Connie Wu