On May 7, Mayor Steve Ly, alongside other organizations, held a ceremony announcing the donation of protective medical supplies for healthcare workers at Methodist Hospital, the Elk Grove Food Bank, and to 15 senior care centers. As Elk Grove and the rest of Sacramento County continue staying under lockdown, the need for face masks, sanitizers, and other supplies are in great demand. These items will go a long way in keeping citizens and medical workers safe from coronavirus.
Several organizations pitched in to donate face masks, sanitizers, and other medical equipment. The organizations Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs, California Northstate University College of Medicine, the Elk Grove Provisions Task Force, as well as, Shan Le and Adrian Wong , Dr. Cynthia and Jonathan Lam, and Vicky Zhou all helped fund and organize the donation of protective medical supplies.
15, 500 surgical masks, 100 goggles, 100 face shields, and gel sanitizers have been given to senior care facilities, the Elk Grove Food Bank, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. 7,500 of the masks are for senior care and residential facilities in Elk Grove, and 4,000 each will go to Methodist Hospital and Elk Grove Food Bank. The ceremony and pick up of the materials also observed social distancing practices.
Representatives from all of the organizations, including C.C. YiN, founder of APAPA, Phyllis Baltz, Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital, and Dr. Alvin Cheung, Chief Executive Officer and President of CNU College of Medicine, attended the ceremony. During the event, Dr. Alvin Cheung, C.C. Yin, and Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly are delivered remarks.
The Elk Grove Food Bank will receive 4,000 masks, which will be used for staff and volunteers, along with any community members that do not have access to masks. Senior citizens will get 7,500 masks, and Methodist Hospital will receive 4,000 masks, along with 100 goggles, 100 face shields, and gel sanitizer.
These senior care facilities will receive mask donations:
- Windsor Elk Grove Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Carlton Senior Living Center
- Brookdale Elk Grove
- The Commons at Elk Grove
- The Meadows, Assisted Living
- New Horizons Board & Care
- Golden Years In-Home Senior Care
- Diamond Oak Guest Home
- California Care Homes – Monterey
- California Care Homes – Tahoe
- Sacramento Care Homes – Elk Grove
- Elk Ridge Oaks
- A Cozy Retirement 1 & 2
- The Care Group
A Special Thank You
These amazing people and organizations donated medical supplies to the community:
- Mayor Steve Ly & Tony Lin, Planning Commissioner – City of Elk Grove
- CC Yin, Founder/Chair-Emeritus – Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
- Dr. Alvin Cheung, President & CEO – California Northstate University College of Medicine
- Shan Le and Adrian Wong
- Dr. Cynthia Lam and Jonathan Lam
- Vicky Zhou
We thank you all for this generous gift you have given our community!