TikTok to donate $1 Million for health care workers in the Philippines
TikTok has pledged USD 1 Million to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI).
The donation will go to health care professionals, giving them access to personal protective equipment, as well as hardship relief.’
“Nothing’s as priceless as a community that comes together in times of crisis and does their part to battle against it. PGHMFI greatly appreciates the enormous support from TikTok, which will help us secure PPEs and essential supplies to the front line health care professionals of PGH. This is truly a big help as the PGH continues to fulfill its role as a government-designated COVID-19 hospital. With coordinated efforts, we believe we can prevent a greater outbreak, save more lives and start healing,” said PGHMFI President Dr. Telesforo Gana.
TikTok’s donation is part of its worldwide effort in combating the COVID-19. The Philippine TikTok community has shown its support for local doctors as well, through the #salamatfrontliners campaign. As of April 8, there were 29,742 videos with 56,209,777 views.
Helena Lersch, TikTok Global Public Policy Director, also applauded TikTok’s Filipino audience, stating “TikTok could attest to the Filipino resilience. We have witnessed how the Filipino community managed to look out for each other and bring a smile or deliver a message of hope despite the gravity of the situation. We are grateful that TikTok has been part of Filipinos’ everyday lives. We hope that this donation will give our medical frontliners the best equipment and supplies that will lead to the healing of the Philippines. From the bottom of our hearts, maraming salamat Pinoy community, and salamat, frontliners!”