Donations support Hong Kong’s battle against Covid
HSBC has donated HK$100 million through its charity fund to support Hong Kong’s anti-pandemic battle.
Created by HSBC, the Hongkong Bank Foundation has partnered with the Hong Kong Red Cross, lending a helping hand to vulnerable communities under quarantine with care packages including Covid-19 test kits, basic medicines, food and essential household items.
The “Hong Kong Red Cross Covid-19 Support Hotline” has also been launched to offer psychological support and health-related information to those in quarantine.
Chairman of HSBC and the Hongkong Bank Foundation, Peter Wong Tung-shun, said: “We want to step up our efforts to help the elderly and other vulnerable communities to ensure the continuity of their regular needs such as medical treatment and household supplies during this critical period of the Covid situation in Hong Kong.
He added that the foundation will also set up other programs to help disadvantaged communities recover from the pandemic.
Another local bank, Hang Seng Bank, also announced a donation of HK$10 million for the purchase of anti-pandemic materials, including 150,000 Covid-19 rapid test kits, 750,000 masks to 25,000 elderly and basic households. Additionally, 5,000 sets of rapid test kits will be given to frontline staff delivering meals and caring for the elderly and needy in the community.
Hang Lung Properties on Monday announced a donation of HK$10 million to its “Hang Lung Covid-19 Relief Fund 2.0″ while also offering “Caring Anti-pandemic Gift Packs” to frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic.
Distributed in stages through NGOs, the gift boxes contain supermarket and health supplies, as well as a data SIM card to facilitate online learning for students.
Shaw Foundations announced that it has donated HK$10 million to the Hospital Authority to express gratitude to frontline healthcare workers amid the fifth wave of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, NWS Holdings also announced the donation of 10,000 medical-grade oximeters to help initially positive people monitor their health. The device monitors blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate data.
Ant Group has announced a six-month reduction in transaction fees from its subsidiary Alipay for local small and medium-sized businesses, following its HK$10 million donation to the medical industry last week.
Bull.B Tech, founded by inventor and “Son of the Star” Stark Chan Yik-hei, also announced on Monday that its online digital platform, Classeek, will be offered free of charge to small and medium-sized businesses or freelancers for three years. month.