Dear Valued Donor,

Amid severe pandemic, we need to maintain social distance and avoid gatherings – some are even anxious to open the door to their homes. However, the spirit of mutual help never ceases, and empathy for each other can still be passed on through phone calls and text messages. 

Don't let anyone be isolated under the pandemic. We encourage everyone to spend 3 minutes calling or texting a person each day from today to show your care and share COVID-19 information. You may choose to connect with a relative you haven’t seen for a long time, your neighbours, seniors living alone etc., and share useful resource with them, assisting those in need in tiding over the present difficulties.
The HKRC COVID-19 Support Hotline has been set up to serve as a one-stop platform for the latest COVID-19 measures and health information. In addition, psychological support, assistance on food parcels, COVID-19 prevention kits and rapid antigen test kits, information of the HKRC’s and other social services are provided through the hotline according to callers' needs. Since late February, over 10,700 calls have been received and some callers have written thank-you emails to express gratitude: 

“Thank you for listening to my difficulties patiently, explaining the scope of services one by one, and provision of COVID-19 prevention supplies that have relieved my anxiety which has bothered me for days.”
Besides, we collaborate with Forget Thee Not to launch “Love in the Air” project, providing a series of supports to families experiencing grief and loss during the pandemic, including information for after-death arrangement, psychological support and consultation to individuals and families. Anyone in need may send text messages through WhatsApp at +852 9203 7660. 

Under the pandemic, let’s bring people in the city closer with music in the spirit of mutual care, encouragement and support. In cooperation with the music platform JOOX, the HKRC will hold the "Our City.Our Humanity" Charity Concert next Friday (May 6). Popular band Dear Jane, singers Mag Lam, Cath Wong and Michael C will share love and care on the online streaming platform with their compelling vocals. We would like to thank the musicians for their great support and encouragement with their songs to the public amid the pandemic.

Another upcoming event is the annual "World Red Cross Day" on May 8 (Sunday) which will go online this year. Please stay tuned to the Hong Kong Red Cross social media platforms to learn more about this special day and the spirit of humanity. 
Wish you and your family safe and well!

Hong Kong Red Cross