April 7, 2020—Acadian Ambulance received a donation of 1,000 surgical masks from the Lafayette Chinese-American Association and Lafayette Xinxin Chinese School. In addition, the women in the association donated masks to Lafayette General Medical Center, University Hospital & Clinics, Our Lady of Lourdes, Acadian Medical Center and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini.
“As Chinese-Americans, we feel obligated to make a concerted effort now to do all we can do to ensure that our children, as well as all children of the U.S., will survive this pandemic and have a safer environment in which to thrive in the future,” said Min Zou Simon, who brought the donations to Acadian’s Hub City operations headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
Simon continued, “The Lafayette Chinese-American Association started the “One World One Home” fundraiser campaign to raise money to purchase PPE from a reliable source in China for FDA-approved—and much-needed—medical grade masks, face shields and protective gowns.”
Operations Manager Orlando Rolon and Quality Improvement Coordinator Mike Burley accepted the masks. “We are grateful for this donation of masks from the Lafayette Chinese-American Association so that we can continue to ensure the protection of our medics and patients,” Rolon said.
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. They are employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.