To help the needy combat COVID-19, the tied agency force and corporate staff of FWD Hong Kong (FWD) has successfully collected a batch of anti-epidemic supplies and donated them to four charities which serve vulnerable groups like cancer patients, the visually impaired, the elderly, and underprivileged communities.
“While having special insurance benefits and measures to fortify protection for our customers against COVID-19, we thought we should take a step further and lend a helping hand to the vulnerable groups,” said FWD Hong Kong and Macau chief agency officer Jeff Wong.
The donation event received an overwhelming response from FWD’s tied agency force and staff and quality checks were performed to make sure all items were intact for donation.
Over 5,900 items – including surgical masks, hand sanitisers, disinfectant alcohol, disinfectant wipes, bleach, and cleaning supplies – were received in just two weeks and have been donated to the four selected charities.
The four charities donated to are: Cancerinformation.com.hk Charity Foundation, Caritas Pelletier School, Hong Kong Blind Union, and Ladder Mission.
“Since our inception, FWD has been working closely with charitable organisations. We believe in the importance of giving back and supporting the sustainability of different communities,” said Mr Wong.
“We may have passed the toughest stage of epidemic prevention supplies shortage, yet it is still hard for the vulnerable groups to get what they need. Donating from our surplus may not be a lot but many a little makes a mickle.”