American charity establishes COVID-19 Russia Relief Fund

The following text is from the Russian Children's Welfare Society, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization headquartered in New York that has been dedicated to assisting disadvantaged Russian children since 1926.

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating in Russia, and now, an alarming number of Russian healthcare workers are becoming infected with the coronavirus due to a shortage of protective gear.

In Moscow, authorities have begun to deploy medical students to replace the healthcare workers who have fallen ill. In the regions outside Moscow healthcare workers are forced to confront the virus with even fewer resources and are pleading for proper protective equipment.

Currently, 7% of COVID-19 cases in Russia are children.

Recently, the Russian Children's Welfare Society joined the efforts of Rusfond (Russian Aid Foundation) to equip healthcare workers in Russia with personal protective gear.

RCWS sponsored the purchase of 100 hazmat suits for medical personnel at the Children's Hospital #2 in Voronezh.

Rusfond continues to receive requests from local hospitals in desperate need of help and collaborates with reliable factories to insure prompt delivery of protective equipment to the hospitals.

In response to the epidemic, RCWS established the COVID-19 Russia Relief Fund to help save doctors and nurses treating infected patients and to equip hospitals with critically needed protective gear.

We are asking for your support of frontline healthcare workers in Russia by making a lifesaving donation.

Your donation could provide:
Respirator FFP2 - $7
100 Medical Masks - $20
Respiratory Ventilator Circuit - $110
Hazmat Biohazard Suit (offering maximum protection) -$138
No Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer - $185
UV Light Medical Sterilizer - $370
Oxygen Concentrator Armed 8F-5AW - $1,930

The RCWS team continues working remotely and assisting children in need. Without any interruption, RCWS providing monthly scholarships to 173 students, majority are orphans; co-sponsoring the scheduled surgeries and medical treatment together with Rusfond at the Moscow Center for Maxillofacial Surgery; transferring direct donations and emergency aid to our partner organizations in Russia.

To support the COVID-19 Russia Relief Fund or the RCWS on-going projects, please visit the Donate page on the RCWS website.