Help Line
  • 21, Aug
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Covid-19 has been around for about a year and a half, and healthcare workers have been working non-stop. With the fourth wave, new Delta variants, and the thick smoke covering the region of bc, healthcare workers are feeling the strain more than ever. Through contacts with different nurses, the common issues have been personal fatigue and burnout, both physically and mentally. Physically be, workers are pushed to their limits, working long shifts with little rest, and mentally, they get a sense that nobody cares when most of the patients they see are “unvaccinated non-believers”.

OCCA Communities Association and our members care about this and want to help to support these workers by doing everything in our capacity. We launched fundraising to support KGH front-line workers on Aug.13. Within a week, we raised over $5,800 and will order restaurant food to provide free lunch to the KGH front-line staff. The first food delivery event is on Tuesday, Aug.24, at 11:30, am at the KGH on Royal Road near the Emergency Building and staff parking (location photo attached).  Over 300 lunchboxes in pre-packaged large batches according to the number list of recipient departments. Imperial Banquet and Walk Inn Restaurant Rutland will prepare and distribute food at the cost. Rich Tea provides free soft drinks and bread.

Local Chinese and Asian restaurants, farms, and businesses sponsored the support KGH front line workers activities by donating money and food.  The business donors are:

Cota Topcoat Sealing & Paving

Century Feet Reflexology

Imperial Banquet Restaurant

Jindao Restaurant

Pomona Orchard Corp

Rich Tea

Royal Wok Restaurant

The Honest Fresh Produce Inc (farm).

Wok Inn Restaurant Rutland

Donors made personal donation are:

Paul Low劉其星, Dr. Qiuyan Li 李秋燕医师/Dr. Qian Xiang 向前博士, Ling Fu 傅玲/Zixue Du 杜子学,  Miao Jiang Christina 江淼, Ying Xuan Zhu, Dr Bing Wang 王冰医师, Changxiang Yan John 严长祥/ Suping Liu Sophia 刘素萍 & Han Yan严翰, ShanZhen Liao廖陕珍/Dongfang Liao廖东方 &  Sophia, Dr. Hua Meng孟骅, Yangling Xu Lily,  Zhicheng Pan 潘志澄/Shanmin He 何善民, Yong Gao 高永/Huijuan Zhang Heidy张慧娟, Wen Shen Amy, Yoshimi Nishimu 欧方, Yujin Zhang, Qiao Ci Zhao, Shibo Liu, Xiaotong Mo, Jianfeng Wang 王建凤/Wangqing Xie 谢婉情,  Shuan Boo巫紹宣, Cheng Wei, Meide Xiao肖美德,  Gary Pan,  Hong Liang梁红, Chunyan Li 李春燕, Liwen Zhang张丽雯,  Fang Wu,  Min Li李敏,   Linan Zhang, Zhiyan Cheng, Jianxiu Liang,   Ningning Wang,  Heather LWipel,  Jianfeng Lin 林建峰, Sophia Liao

We will continue this fundraising campaign to support hospital first-line workers and ask for public support and participation. The OCCA is a registered charity organization. Tax receipts will be issued to donations above $20.  Donations can be e-transferred to: info@occabc.ca

Comments from Front Line Staff

All the staff was so happy yesterday! Cardiologist Dr. Patton said definitely staff cheered up after being fed and got boosted up!

Amazing! Delicious! So generous! Everything g was fantastic!!! Thank you soooooo much都明确表示要多多去支持Rich Tea, Wok inn and Imperial Banquet

Yes, I met a few lab technologists at lunch room yesterday. They kept saying that this is so nice and so generous and feel good to know people care about them.

I just wanted to THANK YOU so much for the delicious lunch your society donated to us this past Tuesday! We thoroughly enjoyed it and it lifted our spirits! I and many others commented that there was ample leftover in our individual meals to share at home, which spread your generosity even further.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Lorraine Roth

Molecular Department, KGH

Here is the link to Castanet report:
Kelowna Chinese community gifts hospital staff a free lunch – Kelowna News