Tam Ky Project has Distributed our First 1000 Masks Today

Tam Ky Project has distributed our first 1000 masks today. Thank you so much to Amy Nitao for donating 1000 gloves and delivered them along with 500 masks to the seniors & staff at Garden Park Care Center In Garden Grove, CA. She has also delivered the remaining 500 masks to CHOC Children Hospital in Orange.
Thank you all for donating and sewing masks.
We are sewing the next 1000❤️❤️❤️

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Tam Ky Project’s COVID-19 Fundraising

In light of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak, Tam Ky Project had raised about $4,000 last week to help over 300 seniors and families who live below poverty line and being affected by Covid-19 in Quang Nam, Vietnam (many were due to job loss).

Now, we want to focus our effort on helping the seniors & the homeless here in Orange County.

Many seniors are terrified by this outbreak and feel isolated and many can’t afford food nor they can go to the stores. Some said they made it to the stores but there were no food left.

Many low-income families with young kids are living in motels or homeless shelters with limited food supplies and many of these parents recently lost jobs due to this pandemic including pregnant women with young kids.

They all rely heavily on local Food Banks to provide food and Food Banks are now low on supplies and asking for help with funding as well. We are teaming up with TongueOut charity, Dr Iggy Igette & a few other non-profit to fundraise for local Food Banks and homeless shelters.

In addition,we also want to fundraise for 200+ N95 masks (about $800-$1,000) to provide to our frontline health workers at local hospitals. There is a mass shortage of medical masks and many doctors and nurses that I know personally are reusing their masks and gloves.

If you would like to donate, please click donate button now. We also take Venmo or Zelle.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please see below for a few opportunities.

Please note that we take social distancing seriously so all volunteers will be guided accordingly to make sure we practice social distancing during volunteering service.
1. Face Masks making project. Amy Nitao is leading this project.
We’re seeking volunteers that can sew cloth masks and we will donate these to the local seniors. We’re planning to get the mask kits that being offered at Joann fabric stores. They offer classes that you can take online and do it at home so they are all CDC-compliant.

2. Food Distribution Project. Theresa Nguyen is leading this project.
Age requirement is between 18-62 yrs old.

Saddleback Church – this project will require 2 hrs of training. We will be distributing food to 350 seniors across Orange County and will work in a team of two. We’re collaborating this project with TongueOut and Jennifer Truong is leading this project. You can sign up in the link below and she will reach out to you.

Meals on Wheels – this project will require volunteers to pick up pre-packaged food from a central location in OC and distribute them to local seniors around your areas of choice. We will leave food in front door and no contact with these seniors. You can do it individually or with your family or in team of two with your close friends. https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

Food for the homeless – this project is to support City Net mission to provide emergency food to the homeless around Orange County & Riverside County. Please see the link below for food that they need us to prepare. https://www.citynet.org/meal-kits
If you can do it with your kids, please leave them in your front door and we can pick these up. Or you can donate, and we will do all the work for you. It is estimated about $10 per person and we’re looking to help 500+

We will create FB event for each project and will discuss all the logistics of this volunteering effort.

TAM KY PROJECT COVID-19 TASKFORCE
Maggie Holly: 714-458-4003
Hatien Nguyen: 714-884-0355
Amy Nitao: 714-363-6949
Theresa Nguyen: 714-276-5999

Calling All Tailors or Volunteers Who Can Sew Masks

Calling all tailors or volunteers who can sew masks. We are in need of a lot of masks for seniors & hospital workers. We had 4 local hospitals & several senior centers asking for homemade masks. We have the materials & even cut out (ready to sew) patterns. Thank you Theresa Nguyen & her friend!

Thank you so much to cô Thuỷ (70+ yrs old) (1st picture below) for sewing 70 masks for us in the last 2 days!

Thank you so much to chị Sương (2nd picture) for sewing 61 masks for us in the last 2 days as well!

Thank you chị Ngọc Hung Nguyen for shopping for materials and coordinating with these 2 amazing ladies to help us ❤️

Work-in-progress: Thank you so much to
Dr Krystal Hong Quyen Pham & her handsome son (Cinco) for volunteering to sew masks for us ❤️❤️❤️

Unfortunately, the masks shortage is a REAL problem! Many health workers have to re-use their masks for several weeks now and many seniors with health issues don’t have masks.

We were able to order 1000 masks from a store (thank you for the lead Quynh Nguyen) but supplies are limited😞. Thank you Amy Nitao for purchasing & will distribute them to the seniors.

NOTE: Cloth masks are far from an ideal solution but in desperation, it is considered something is better than nothing.

So if you can sew and can help, please let us know 🙏🙏🙏

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