Chinese American Community COVID-19 Relief Program
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Chinese American Community COVID-19 Relief Program
The COVID-19 Relief Program was started and organized by the DFW Chinese American volunteers in response to the recent coronavirus outbreak here in the DFW area. The purpose of this initiative is to help raise funds to procure and donate much needed personal protection equipment to first responders, medical workers, and senior living communities, who are the most vulnerable in this fight against the coronavirus. This effort is led by Association of Chinese Professionals Foundation DFW (ACP Foundation), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1993 with 1200 DFW members, in cooperation with 26 other DFW Chinese organizations, with more organizations joining frequently. These organizations are:
1. Discovery Montessori Academy
2. DFW Chinese IT Association (DFWCIA)
3. Chinese Association of Science and Technology- Texas Chapter
4. Huazhong University of Science and Technology DFW Alumni Association
5. Tsinghua Alumni Association of Dallas-Fort. Worth
6. North Texas Hubei Association
7. US-China Chamber of Commerce Dallas
8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University DFW Alumni Association
9. Dallas Modern Chinese Language School
10. Beihang Dallas Alumni Association
11. Dallas Great Land Choral Society
12. DFW Dongbei association
13. DALLAS-FORT WORTH PEKING UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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15. Bespros Insurance and Financial Services LLC
16. ECLAT Foundation
17. Wuhan University Alumni Association.
18. Huntsville Chinese Association
19. Chinese Students& Scholars Alliance of Texas
20. North Texas Chinese Culture Association
21. Horizon Efficient Construction & Roofing
22. Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
23. DFW Cantonese Association
24. Dallas Hua Yun Chinese Orchestra
25. Zhenjiang University Alumni Association
While it is very difficult to source PPEs from China given the complex international trade environment and limited supplies, local Chinese communities pooled their resources and worked together to help with this challenging task.
As of April 5, 2020, over $96,373 has been raised to purchase PPEs. PPEs including medical masks, gloves, protective gowns, and eye shields were donated and delivered to the following hospitals/organizations:
· Children’s Medical Center Dallas
· Parkland Hospital
· UT Southwestern Medical Center
· DaVita Grapevine Dialysis
· Dallas Regional Hospital
· Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
· Cook Children’s Medical Center
· Legacy ER & Urgent Care (Frisco)
· Dallas Cancer Specialists
· Methodist Richardson Medical Center
· Family Health Center
· Baylor Scott & White Cardiovascular Consultants
· John Peter Smith Hospital
· Children’s Health℠ Specialty Center
· Windsor Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
· NYC Hospital
· Urgentology Urgent Care
· Sea Mar Community Health centers in Washington State
· North Alabama Hospitalist
· Baylor Scott White Hospital Medical
· Texas Oncology
· Plano Police Office
· Allen Police Office
· Fairview Police Office
· Dallas Police Department
· Meals On Wheels
· Frisco Fire Department
· Denton Fire Department
· Farmers Branch Fire Department
· Addison Fire Department
· Coppell Fire Department
· DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
· Avalon Memory Care
· Senior Home
· The Legacy Willowbend Senior Center
· Southwestern Pulmonary Association
DFW hospitals and organizations can use the online request form. Response time is typically within 24 hours. Once approved, organizations can expect deliveries within 48 hours.
If you would like to help us fight the COVID-19 pandemic, there are three easy ways to donate below. Your donation will make a big difference in our continued effort to fulfill those demands, we really appreciate your support and kindness. Our communities have come together in a most organized and united way ever. We all want to fight this virus together and protect our home – DFW.
1. Zelle, Quick Pay, PayPal, Venmo pay to ACP Foundation
3.Check Title：ACP Foundation DFW, PO Box 1512, Coppell, TX 75019
Zelle, Quick Pay, PayPal, Venmo pay to ACP Foundation
Check send to :
POBox 1512, Coppell, TX 75019
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Q:What are membership levels?
A:Membership in ACP is open to all professionals interested in the community service and participation of the ACP events. Guests and friends are welcome.
There are three different levels of membership: board members, ACP friends, associate members. The board members are elected by members at the Annual member meeting. ACP friends consist of lifetime member and people who have served the board before. Anyone who agree with our bylaw can apply to become an associate member. Anyone who applies to join the ACP online community must agree with the ACP bylaw and agree to become an ACP associate member.
Q:What are membership benefits?
A:While guests are always welcome, becoming a member of ACP provides unique benefits, including:
- The ability to network with peers from a variety of industries in the public and private sector.
- Access to the chapter website with recent articles, events, meeting information, working tools and publications.
- Discounted pricing for educational opportunities.
- Certification credits for attending meetings and educational forums.
- Active members qualify to run for chapter offices, serve on committee.
Founded in 1993, ACP Foundation (formerly known as the Association of Chinese Professionals, Dallas / Fort Worth) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Texas. With 1,200 members from Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, HK, Macau and the U.S., ACP has built its membership across a broad spectrum of professional fields, many with advanced degrees. Excelling in science/technology, business/finance, medicine, education/culture and professional services, our members won recognition for their leadership roles and impact in their academic, managerial and entrepreneurial endeavors.
ACP promotes a prosperous Chinese community and U.S.-China cultural exchange in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. The high-quality and popular community-building program includes the annual Chinese New Year Banquet and the Mid-Autumn Festival Cultural Performance. These events became the focal point for the local Chinese community to appreciate their cultural heritage and strengthen community ties. Typically these popular performances drew a large audience including dignitaries from civic and political leadership at local and state level.
ACP also coordinated effort between the U.S. and China in a number of charity initiatives. Immediately after the May 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, ACP led a disaster relief effort in coalition with Chinese American civic and education organizations. The charity drive netted $227,000 donation, which was split between remittance to the Chinese Red Cross and a $150,000 sponsorship for rebuilding a destroyed elementary school in Sichuan. During the SARS epidemic in May 2003, ACP raised fund and shipped much-needed 10,000 medical masks to the Greater China region. Shortly after 911, ACP joined charity effort and held performances to raise fund for victim’s families in a show of support.
With an annual program to address members’ professional interests, ACP hosted regular seminars on investment, education, science/technology, U.S.-China trade and business/entrepreneurship and held sports contests. Since the 1990s, ACP has helped to lay the foundation for Chinese cultural and language education in DFW area. Initiatives include the founding of the first Chinese language school to teach Pin Yin and simplified Chinese characters in DFW, teaching seminar to host visiting Chinese language scholars from Beijing University, numerous Chinese language contests over the years. ACP also joined hand with several Chinese language schools in a successful petition drive with over 700 petitioning parents to add a Chinese language program to DFW-area public school curriculum. In addition, many members enjoyed participating in a variety of sports tournaments including ping-pong, basketball and dragon boat race.
Safeguarding civil rights for Chinese/Asian American is also very important for ACP’s mission. ACP organized a widely publicized protest in conjunction of many civic groups against a Plano-area bookstore for their discriminatory treatment of Asian American customers.
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