Weston Student Corps activities to fight COVID-19

Congratulations to the Weston Student Corps chapter for planning and completing so many events in support of the fight against COVID-19! We wanted to highlight some of their many accomplishments from this past few months in this post. Thank you to all members for your dedication and effort.

April 2020: T-shirt fundraiser in support of Wuhan

In February, members of Weston and surrounding communities all came together to sing a song to build hope for the fight against Covid-19 in Wuhan. There we sold T-shirts for everyone to wear and show solidarity. Not only were the T-shirts very cool, but the funds raised by selling those shirts would be donated to nonprofits to help fight the pandemic. These shirts would also be worn at the march to raise funds for our friends in Wuhan and show that the Chinese communities of Massachusetts care for those in Wuhan. Over 100 people showed up to sing and overall was a very fun experience while also being very important.

Members: Edward Wu, Vincent Lian, Sophia Peng

March 2020: Helping registration at Walk for Wuhan at Newton

Students participated in events to showcase positive and united effort in our community, to support fighting against COVID-19, and for fundraising for needed medical supplies.

April 2020: Drive and drop off masks to senior houses

Weston Student Corp collected 8900 face masks, packaged and delivered them to multiple hospitals, senior houses, fire department, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Common Cathedral Boston / for homeless shelter, Advinia Care Senior Housing,Wilmington, Simon C Fireman Community RANDOLPH, North Hill Senior Center Needham, Granite Place, Weston neighborhood, and Weston fire department. 

Among the institutions we donated masks, Advinia Care senior center Wilmington, during that time had 85 of 94 residents infected by Covid19, and 36 passed away, thus becoming MGH Recovery hospital.

Members: Vincent Lian, Edward Wu

April 2020: Mask drive for Personal Protective Equipment

In April 2020, a large shipment of masks were donated and shipped to Boston directly from factories in China directly, in order to save shipping costs, those masks had to be shipped without paper boxes. Weston Students corps members handpacked 100 boxes of masks per household (5,000 masks) and donated them to homeless shelters and senior homes across the country. The saved costs on packaging were donated back to a non-profit organization to buy more masks.

Members: Irene Wu, Vincent Lian, Richard Li, Anne Li, Edward Wu, Ethan Wu, Elaine Wang, Jojo Wu, Nancy Xie, Nelson Wang, Joey Wu, Jonathan Wu

April 2020: Massachusetts mask drive

Across Massachusetts, many people wanted to donate small packages of masks and PPEs to first responders, some of PPEs were bought before COVID-19 breakout, some of PPEs were sent from family members overseas. In order to reduce the overhead and streamline the donation process, a group of Weston student corps members went home by home to collect the donations so they can be packaged and donated together to different hospitals.

Members: Vincent Lian, Edward Wu, Irene Wu, Sophia Peng, Natalie Q Feng

April 2020: Activities with children of first responders

During the peak of the pandemic, we organized various activities and homework helps for the first responders’ children, so these children had resources and entertainment while their parents were working.

Members: Vincent Lian, Irene Wu, Joey Wu, Jonathan Wu

April 2020: Creating personalized lunches for first responders

Because the hospitals and first responders were overwhelmed during the pandemic, to show our appreciation, some non-profit organizations decorated lunches. Weston Student Corps partnered with one of the organizations, crafted personalized bags for 100 staff at Melrose Wakefield Healthcare, and 20 to Weston Police and Firefighters.

Members: Edward Wu, Ethan Wu, Irene Wu, Vincent Lian, Albert Wu, Anne Li, Jay Zhu, Elaine Peng, Maily Hia, Yifei Hu, Sophia Peng, Julia Chow, Alfred Chow, Natalie Q Feng, Jonathan Wu, Reina Wang, Nancy Xie

May 2020: Personal delivery of face masks in community

When the pandemic started to get worse, many community members didn’t have masks but still had to leave home sometimes. Weston Student corps connected with those community members and delivered face masks in their mailboxes.

Members: Irene Wu, Yifei Hu. Sophia Peng, Natalie Q Feng, Reina Wang, Elaine Wang, Vincent Lian, Joey Wu. Jonathan Wu, Elaine Wang, Yifei Hu, Sophia Peng. Vincent Lian

May 2020: Setting up mask distribution center

Some Weston Student Corps members also cooperated with the Weston Chinese community and set up a local mask distribution center stationed in Weston Fire Departments, and ensure it always contains enough masks for the community members.

Members: Joey Wu, Jonathan Wu, Elaine Wang, Sophia Peng

May 2020: Processing PPE China deliveries

Members prepared, repackaged and labeled PPEs shipped from China to make them ready for donation to hospitals and nursing homes.

Members: Joey Wu, Jonathan Wu. Elaine Wang. Jojo Wu, Nancy Xie. Nelson Wang, Sophia Peng

Thank you to Weston Student Corps chapter members for your hard efforts! Keep up the great work!

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