Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada has been a loyal donor of Richmond Hospital Foundation, supporting health care in Richmond for the last 14 years. Realizing there would be urgent needs at Richmond Hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada reached out to Richmond Hospital Foundation offering support where it was needed most.
Members of the foundation generously donated $40,000 towards Richmond Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, helping to purchase 2 vital signs monitors. They also made a donation of $28,000 funding the purchase of an external fixator for the orthopedic team at Richmond Hospital prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada has generously contributed $489,000 in support of local health care in the Richmond community.
“We are extremely grateful to Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada and their continued support of Richmond Hospital Foundation,” says Natalie Meixner, President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “They have been loyal supporters of health care in Richmond for many years and this generous donation will allow our health care teams to provide the very best in care. Their philanthropic leadership is an inspiration for our community and we extend our deep gratitude to everyone involved.”
Photo: Members of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada at the 2019 Salmon Festival.