Taiwan Foundation Donates Medical Equipment to FFTP – Food For The Poor Welcomes Director General Amino Chi
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 4, 2022) Patients in Haiti soon will have a better quality of life, thanks to a generous donation of wheelchairs and orthopedic equipment from the Cao Zhong Zhi Foundation of Taiwan.
Today, to assist the Cao Zhong Zhi Foundation with the donation, a delegation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami visited Food For The Poor’s Coconut Creek headquarters, where the charity’s leadership expressed their gratitude to Taiwan’s organization for the donation.
Visiting were Amino Chi, Director General, Fedra Chan, Director of Political Affairs, and Antonio Fan, Director of Latin American Affairs.
The donation included 175 wheelchairs, 140 canes, 100 pairs of crutches, 40 walkers and four commodes.
In Haiti, FFTP supports more than 150 medical entities, from small clinics and dispensaries to major hospitals.
FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said the government of Taiwan and TECO have been steadfast partners over the years.
“We’re honored to be the recipient of your trust,” Raine said. “We’re deeply grateful for this donation, which makes such a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve in Haiti.”
In addition to working with FFTP on many joint initiatives to help families living in poverty, TECO and other Taiwan partners have assisted the charity with in-country production of food through agriculture, farm-raised fish and livestock breeding – self-sustaining initiatives that teach people how to earn a living.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami is one of the 12 offices under the Washington D.C.-based Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. The Miami office was established in 1988.
“Food For The Poor is a very prestigious and highly respected organization in the United States and the world,” Director General Chi said. “It is an honor and pleasure to work with you.”
For 16 years, the partnership with the Taiwanese government has provided FFTP the opportunity to feed thousands of families and meet its mission to help children and families living in dire poverty.
Earlier this year, FFTP and the Republic of China (Taiwan) renewed their longstanding annual pledge to provide lifesaving rice to Haiti, where a humanitarian crisis is expected to worsen this year.
FFTP is receiving 440 tractor-trailer loads of rice in 2022. The shipments will equal 8,800 metric tons of rice, which is the same amount as the generous gift provided last year and 22 percent more than the gift provided in 2020.
The first shipment of 40 containers is on its way to Haiti.
“The rice donation is essential,” Raine said. “It helps us provide support and food for 3 million people, which is a quarter of the population of Haiti. Without this donation, many people would starve.”
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry children and families living in poverty primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for vulnerable children, care for the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
954-471-0928 – mobile