Many cities in China have
suffered from the epidemic, including two of Toledo’s sister
cities in China: Qinhuangdao and Nanchong. By February 10, there
were 32 confirmed cases in Nanchong and 9 in Qinhuangdao.
Qinhuangdao and Nanchong reached out to Toledo Sister Cities
International (TSCI) on Jan 30th and asked for HELP,
especially for N95 or KN95
face masks and disposable medical gowns.
On Feb 9, the TSCI-QHD/NC
Committee invited local community leaders to discuss QHD/NC’s
requests for helps and decided to initiate a fund-raising
campaign for the two sister cities. The TSCI worked with Toledo
City Council (TCC) closely, and the TCC will pass a resolution
on February 11 to support the TSCI’s fund-raising efforts. We
would encourage all local communities to help us make the
fund-raising successful. TSCI has set up a special account to
collect donations. ALL HELP COUNTS! Please send checks to:
Toledo Sister Cities International
PO Box 353004
Toledo, Ohio 43615
“Toledo Sister Cities International” with memo notation
TSCI President: Mr. James Hartung,
TSCI Vice President: Dr. Anwer Ali,
TSCI Treasurer: Mr. John Glaza,
Mingsheng Li, Chair,
Vice Chair, email@example.com
Jinghua Meyer, Treasurer,
Song-Tao Liu, Secretary,
QHD city contact:
NC city contact:
Additional information is also available from local Chinese
Chinese Association of Greater Toledo (CAGT):
Weixin Li, President,
Olivia Onest, Past President,
Yulong Zhu, Vice President,
Chinese Church: Pastor William Fu,
UToledo Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA):
Xinyu Chen, President,
Wenli Qian, Vice President,
Other Discussions and Current Decisions regarding the
Several questions have been raised and considered by the
As many Chinese people may have donated through different
channels or have shown more concerns about the situation in
Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic. Why Qianhuangdao and
Wuhan certainly needs more help and are in urgent need than
other cities do. However, Wuhan also has attracted worldwide
attention and received help from many places. Comparatively,
TSCI’s two Chinese sister cities do not get much help. Thus,
QHD/NC Committee decided to focus on fund-raising for QHD/NC.
Given this, if anyone is interested in donating to Wuhan, it is
also greatly appreciated and we would be glad to find a way to
transfer any received money to Wuhan.
The two sister cities have requested support of face masks such
as N95 or KN95 and disposable medical gowns. However,
given the worldwide shortage of these products, it may be hard
or at least inconvenient for individual donors to get these
products directly. Thus, QHD/NC Committee decides to solicit for
money donation for the time being. Then, QHD/NC Committee will
search for suppliers/sellers and purchase the products needed by
the two sister cities when the fund-raising campaign ends on
Feb 24th, 2020. If anyone has direct access to
suppliers of N95 or KN95 or medical gowns, it would be great to
ask their donations.
If QHD/NC fails to find any suppliers for the products, all
collected funds will be sent to the two sister cities according
to their guideline and instruction.
How much money is expected to raise? When will the fund-raising
Given that TSCI has
two Chinese sister cities, our hope is to get at least $10,000
for each city. Our first period of fund-raising campaign ends on
Feb 24th, 2020.
Information for all donations will be available to all donors
and local community groups who are interested in knowing it.
ALL HELP COUNTs.
THANK YOU ALL!!!