#70 Chinese helps Columbus fight COVID-19

Several weeks after Bartholomew County assisted a province of China get through the worst of their COVID-19 crisis, the favor is being returned.

In an effort largely coordinated by the Chinese Association in Columbus (CCA), up to 8,000 masks, respirator masks and other protective gear have already arrived in Bartholomew County, mostly from China, to help our community fight back against the virus.

Shipments began arriving on Tuesday, according to association member and community activist Susan Zhuang. On Wednesday, the group sent 2,195 respirator masks, as well as 1,100 regular surgical masks, to Columbus Regional Hospital, she said.

This example of different sides of the planet reaching out to one another to save lives began back in January.