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Settling down on verdant grass at the local park, friends and neighbors basked in the comforting outdoor atmosphere in South El Monte, CA. And Tzu Chi, too, had taken the opportunity to set up an information booth for a Q&A session offered by the local Tzu Chi Health Center.
To combat respiratory disease experienced by many residents, in July 2021, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation and Harbor Community Benefit Foundation, HCBF donated 150 air purifiers to low-income families with family members with respiratory illness in Wilmington and San Pedro, Southern California, respectively.
After two years without in-person services, residents of Bakersfield, CA were thrilled to have Tzu Chi’s medical team visit their community. Many patients came to the free clinic in dire need of medical attention as on-site care had been halted due to the pandemic. The event was heavily trafficked, furthering the team’s mission to host more free clinics in the near future.
As volunteers set up their booth in front of The Tzu Chi Alhambra Medical Center in Southern California, a slew of visitors showed up to collect pandemic-prevention safety supplies. Some attendants had heard about the event through the media, others were leaving their appointments at the clinic, and several were just passing by the event and became curious. Volunteers met people who were in need of supplies for different reasons, but their goal was the same: to protect themselves and those they love from contracting COVID-19.
As of October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 through 11, offering millions of children and families a way to help protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19 — while also supporting communities, and paving the way toward regaining a greater sense of normalcy. With this, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (TCMF) immediately began contacting school districts in Southern California. Soon, Mountain View School District in El Monte, CA, joined Valle Lindo School District in South El Monte, CA, in administering the vaccine to parents and students at the Valle Lindo School District Office and Madrid Middle School. The community vaccination event took place on November 19 and November 20, and a total of 334 doses were given.
The Tzu Chi Alhambra Clinic held its first Tzu Chi Healthy Community workshop of the year on February 9th. Though the topic was mainly about integrative East-West medicine approaches for insomnia, both Ricky Chang, MD, and Yumin Cho, Ph.D in Chinese Medicine, shared information regarding COVID-19, or the new coronavirus pandemic, including recommendations on how to best protect themselves from infection.
Para muchos residentes de Wilmington, California, parecía raro ver la Clínica Médica Tzu Chi establecida dentro de la comunidad. De hecho, alguno de ellos se preguntaban qué era ese local exactamente y cuánto costaba. Fue así mismo que sucedió con Antonia Rodríguez, una residente quien había permanecido dentro del vecindario durante 27 años. Pero, después […]
For many residents in Wilmington, Calif., it was unusual to see the Tzu Chi Medical Clinic, as some wondered exactly what it was and what it cost. It was like that for Antonia Rodriguez who had lived in the neighborhood for 27 years. After walking by the clinic many times and thinking the clinic would […]