We are so very sorry that this period of unexpected crisis is impacting so many of you.
How is Crossroads responding to this situation?
HELPING OTHERS FIGHTING THE COVID-19 VIRUS
We have been asked for substantial donations of:
- medical masks
- N95 masks
- medical caps
- protective clothing
- goggles/protective eye guards
- medical gloves
- other epidemic preventative materials
If you or your company would like to make a donation of needed goods, please email email@example.com. If the goods are located in other countries, please let us know as well. We have had offers of logistics support for the movement of such products.
OUR OWN DAILY OPERATIONS
We have set up the following guidelines. We will keep updating the website with any further developments.
For the moment, then
- All group visits (for volunteering and/or Global X-perience simulations) will be cancelled for the duration of the school closures.
- Individual volunteers are still welcome to come, if you are comfortable doing so and if you, or members of your family or immediate circle, have not been to China during the past 14 days. We’d love to have you, if this is the case, as it is tough for us to keep all our services going during the current circumstances.
- The Silk Road Café and Global Handicrafts shop will be temporarily closed until further notice. We plan to open again quite soon, with hygiene constraints uppermost in our thinking.
- Goods donations will operate as normal and, of course, we would be particularly grateful if you could donate any of the above items in significant quantity.
- NGOs and social welfare clients who had booked appointments to collect goods from our warehouse: we appreciate you may prefer not to travel and we are happy to reschedule your appointment. If you are need of items urgently, however, please contact us.
- Those households in which someone has travelled to China, please self-quarantine (ie stay at home) for 2 weeks.
Meanwhile, our hearts go out to all who battle this unanticipated crisis: the patients, their families, those who may be at risk and the health care workers.