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With efforts led by concerned international Syracuse University students, the Center for International Services has launched “A Hand for Wuhan,” a fundraising project that will provide medical supplies to aid the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. Wuhan is the epicenter of an outbreak of coronavirus, a respiratory illness related to a family of viruses that include SARS and some forms of the common cold.

Give to 'A Hand for Wuhan' here.

Learn more about the effort here with the FAQ with the students from WeMedia Lab.

  1. Where are you from? Where is that in relation to Wuhan?

你们来自哪里?和武汉有什么联系呢?

We are from different parts of China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hunan, Guangzhou, Qingdao and so on. Those cities are greatly impacted by the virus. Due to the Spring Festival, the virus spread from Wuhan to other parts of China. Beijing and Shanghai are the two cities with the largest migrant population from other regions. Therefore, the situation of epidemic prevention and control is serious. Other nearby cities are also affected seriously. As you can see, none of us are from Wuhan. However, everyone has a responsibility when they face such a crisis. Thomas Hobbes addressed in Human Nature, or the Fundamental Elements of Policy, "What happens to an innocent person can happen to everyone." Supporting Wuhan is also supporting each of us.

 这些城市受影响严重程度各有不同。春节期间,人流大量涌动,病毒从武汉扩散到了中国各地。北京和上海是相较其他地区外来人口最多的两个城市,所以疫情防控形势十分严峻,周边小城市也波及严重。虽然我们并没有直接来自湖北籍武汉城市的,但国家灾难面前,我们人人都是武汉人。如霍布斯在《论人性》中所言,“发生在一个无辜人身上的苦难,也有可能发生在所有人身上。”支援武汉,也是支援我们每个人。”

 

  1. What inspired you to get involved?

是什么让你们参与到这次募捐活动中?

The members of WeMedia Lab, the school's Chinese new media team, have strong empathy for those impacted. We believe that social responsibility is the moral cornerstone of the media. Therefore, the team is concerned about the illness in Wuhan and joined with all the Chinese organizations at Syracuse University to set up the fundraising project with the Center for International Services.

 WeMedia Lab 作为学校中文新媒体团队,我们具备媒体人强烈的同理心,相信社会责任是媒体人的道义基石,所以团队关心着此次武汉疫情的公共事件,始终怀抱善意,身在海外,心系祖国,愿借媒体平台影响力,捐献绵薄之力。因此我们联合雪城大学所有的华人组织,成立武汉特别援助小组,共同请愿国际服务中心。

 

  1. How will donations be spent? Is there a fundraising goal?

我们募捐的善款会被如何使用?最终筹款目标是什么?

The donations will be spenton medical supplies, which will be sent directly to Wuhan Tongji Hospital through Apex, a company that works with the Hubei government. Our initial goal is to raise the money for 50KG of medical supplies, but the more we can provide, the more people we can help.

 学校会将善款全部购买医疗用品,直接通过与湖北政府合作的Apex运输公司运往指定医院。目前确定的医院为武汉同济医院。我们的初步目标为筹齐50KG的医疗用品款项。没有设置一个限制。因为如果筹集到更多资金,我们就可以运往更多的医院,帮助到更多的医护人员和患者。

 

  1. Why are medical supplies important for Tongji Hospital?

为什么这些医疗物资对同济医院如此重要?

Wuhan Tongji Hospital is one of the two major hospitals in Wuhan, receiving the largest number and most serious of patients. Knowing medical supplies, including doctors’ protective clothing, are expensive and in scarce supply in the hospital now.We are distressed to see such a thing happening in the hospital, as well as other hospitals. . If we can raise funds to purchase more supplies, we will provide a second batch of materials to Xiangya Hospital in Changsha Xiaya.

 武汉同济医院是武汉两大医院之一,是接待病人数量最多,病情更为严重的医院,所以任务十分严峻。目前该医院医疗用品耗费量十分庞大,现在急需社会各界的帮助。医生们为了不浪费资源,不人心更换防护服,一天都不吃饭。看到如此情景,我们实属痛心。长沙湘雅医院在对口帮扶武汉协和医院中也面临资源短缺,向社会召集捐赠,若能筹集相对多的物资,特此申请第二批物资运往湘雅医院。

 

  1. How soon will the supplies be sent to Wuhan?

这些物资将在何时到达武汉?

 As soon as we collected 50KG of materials, they will be sent to the gathering center. After being there for two days, they will be sent to Wuhan and take a week to reach the hospital. The logistics company provides a report at every destination during the delivery process. Look for updates on WeChat and Weibo, SyracuseU. During this difficult time, we are here for all in Wuhan and hope that we can help!

 物资将在集齐50KG时,送往集运中心,在集运中心停留2天之后,送往武汉,最终到达医院。每到达一个点,我们都会收到物流公司的汇报。也会在“SyracuseU“雪城官方微信公众号和“雪城大学SU“官方微博上同步进行更新资源运输进展及其情况。希望我们能和武汉一起共渡难关!

 

物资将在集齐50KG时,送往集运中心,在集运中心停留2天之后,送往武汉,最终到达医院。每到达一个点,我们都会收到物流公司的汇报。也会在“SyracuseU“雪城官方微信公众号和“雪城大学SU“官方微博上同步进行更新资源运输进展及其情况。希望我们能和武汉一起共渡难关!