Special fund created for children of deceased COVID-19 medical heroes in China
ERDOS, China (PRNewswire) -- A special fund was created for the education of the children of medical heroes in China who passed away due to COVID-19.
The launching ceremony of the "Warm Erdos Special Fund" of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation was held on December 2 at the former residence of Soong Ching Ling, a former honorary president of China and wife of Chinese revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
Erdos Resources Co., Ltd. donated 8 million yuan to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in response to COVID-19 and in tribute to dedicated and hardworking medical staff.
Liu Wen, the company's brand spokesperson, also personally donated 500,000 yuan to the foundation to provide education assistance to 39 children of deceased medical personnel.
Statistics show that Hubei Province has 13 medical personnel who died in the fight against the epidemic and 16 staff members who died in the line of duty, leaving 18 and 21 children respectively.
The "Warm Erdos Special Fund" plans to provide the 39 children with long-term growth care and educational assistance, including annual education assistance from now until graduation from university, and to set up scholarships for children who perform well academically and aspire to study medicine.
Erdos, as an enterprise with a strong sense of social responsibility, has made great efforts to support the fight against COVID-19.
The company took the lead in responding to the government's call of work resumption by changing the production line of cashmere products to produce masks and protective clothing urgently needed for epidemic prevention.
Erdos also purchased protective equipment including masks, protective clothing and disinfectant from overseas through various channels to contribute its part to the fight against the epidemic.
"The winter will always end just like the spring will always come. Our employees, around 40,000 in Erdos, will keep them company along the way," a senior official with Erdos said. SOURCES: Erdos Resources Co., Ltd.; PRNewswire