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Rotary donates face masks to Dignity Health

Democrat staff

The Woodland Rotary Club assisted in the donation of 1,000 face masks to help protect first responders from the coronavirus.

Thedonationwasmade on July 15 to Kendra Martin of DignityHealth inWoodland.

“It was our hope that the masks would be distributed throughout Yolo County and given to those agenciesmost in need,” according to Dan Stroski, who is presidentelect of the group. “Whereas the philanthropic aspect of Rotary International is well known, the circumstances of this gift was rather unusual. The masks were purchased and donated by a couple whose son Shengie (Andy) Sun, is attendingWoodland Christian High School.”

When Sun’s parents, father XiaoFei Sun andmother XingJin Hu, first became aware that COVID-19 had reachedWoodland, they decided to purchase and ship 1,000masks.

“This act of kindness and generosity was not only to help protect their son, but the community in which he lives as well,” Stroski stated.

The Woodland Rotary Club became involved when Stroski received word of the offer to help.

Stroski, who is Andy’s host father, consulted with the family and all decided that an international gift from the Beijing family to people in Woodland was a good idea.

“With this gift, it was hoped to show that despite differing political governing styles and the vast distance between the two communities, that we all are in this together,” Stroski stated. “A simple act of kindness goes a long way.”

Shengie Sun, a Woodland Christian High School student recently donated 1,000face masks to Kendra Martin of Dignity Health inWoodland as part ofaWoodland Rotary project.

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