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500 Members of One Church Donate Blood Plasma for Coronavirus Research

 

500 members of Shincheonji Daegu Church, a branch church of South Korea-based Shincheonji Church of Jesus, are donating blood plasma in the hopes of assisting COVID-19 vaccine research.

From 13 July to 17 July 2020, these 500 Shincheonji members who have recovered from COVID-19 will donate their plasma at blood donations cars in front of Kyungpook National University Hospital. The cars were set up the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) in cooperation with the Red Cross.

Shincheonji Church of Jesus released the following letter regarding the plasma donations:

Greetings. This is Shincheonji Church of Jesus.

The Shincheonji Church of Jesus announced to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it would donate plasma to complete the development of Corona 19 vaccines and treatments, and held full-scale consultations in early June. It took time to find a way to expedite the large-scale plasma donation, but the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed us on July 9 that three Korean Red Cross plasma collection buses could be supported for 500 people.

A total of 500 people will participate in the plasma donation through the Korean National Red Cross vehicles deployed at the front gate of Kyungpook National University Hospital for five days from July 13 to 17, 2020.

In addition, the believers of the Daegu Church decided not to receive a small amount of transportation money provided to plasma donors as the nation suffered a major crisis with Covid-19.

I sincerely pray that the blood plasma donation of the believers of the Daegu Church in Shincheonji will serve as an opportunity to take a step further toward the end of the Covid-19 in Korea and around the world.

Until now, there have only been about 170 blood plasma from individuals nationwide, and clinical trials will begin this week. The donated plasma from these 500 Shincheonji members will be used to make blood treatment medicine after the clinical trials. Representatives of the church have expressed hope that these donations will assist in finding a cure to help all people suffering from COVID-19 as soon as possible.

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Chic NYC announces that South Florida location will donate hundreds of handmade mask, along with turning its design studio into a Drop Off Station for goods and supplies


Miami, Florida – Chic NYC, a runway fashion company that has been featured at Fashion Week since 2015 has decided to turn its Miami Design Studio into a drop off station for shelf life food, goods, cleaning supplies and financial donations. The fastest growing fashion house has been the one New York City fashion brand to remain open during the quarantine, even hiring during the devastating time. “Now is the time to give back” says CEO Oz Avcioglu. “We have worked with federal and local authority to keep our New York operations open, but our South Florida team has picked up a majority of the work that our team in New York has not been able to accomplish. We feel that South Florida has became our home through the pandemic and we are looking forward to giving back to the tri-county area. We will be handmaking mask to drop off to hospitals, responders, grocery stores and other front line workers, along with turning our Miami Design Studio into a drop off station for the community to drop off canned goods, shelf life food, financial donations and cleaning supplies. From there, 100% of the donations will go to front line workers and families in need.” Says Oz.

For anyone who wishes to donate, all goods can be dropped off Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM at 20855 NE 16th Ave. Ste C19, Miami, Florida 33179.

In addition to accepting donations, CHIC NYC has also created a link on its website where anyone who needs assistance during the pandemic can apply for help. They are reviewing all applications on a first come first serve basis. Please visit www.chicnycrunway.com

Chic NYC is a fashion powerhouse that was featured at New York Fashion Week in 2015. Since then, the brand has became the fastest growing e-commerce and retail boutique, winning 8 awards. With offices and retail stores now worldwide, the CHIC NYC Runway Fashion Label calls Miami, Florida home to its design studio where it manufactures its very own organic cottons for its clothing and accessories.

To learn more visit www.chicnycrunway.com

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COV-AID™ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DOORDASH TO DONATE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED DURING 10-HOUR STREAMING CHARITY EVENT ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, TOMORROW, MAY 5


All Proceeds from COV-AID Event to Support Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Initiatives Related to Covid-19 Relief.

Giveaways to Include Signed Gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; Signed Gloves from Boxer Evander Holyfield; Custom Hand-Painted Shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers; Gaming Equipment from HyperX and KontrolFreek; Opportunity to Participate in “Millionaire DJ Academy” Hosted by Grammy Award-Winning Producer DJ Babey Drew; and Free Esports Clinics from University of New Haven.

Talent to Feature Lil Jon, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, Waka Flocka Flame, SiLLY, SoaR Gaming, Jessie T. Usher, Donovan Carter, Slim Jxmmi, DJ Babey Drew, Harrison Bader, DJ Infamous, Lea Salonga, MonsterDFace, AussieAntics, Ghost Gaming, FaZeBloo, Stephanie Styles, FroZone, Kim Lee, Leah Culver, Brandi Cyrus, Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard, Kelly Olynyk, Kris Lofton and More

Event to be Hosted by Leading Gaming Personalities Joshua Gray, Michele Morrow, Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, Sam Seum, Erin Simon and djWHEAT

ATLANTA –– As part of the upcoming COV-AID™ event — a massive, multi-platform, one-day online charity event — DoorDash, the nation’s leading on-demand local logistics platform, will donate up to one million meals to those in need (one meal per viewer). The streaming event, scheduled for #GivingTuesday tomorrow, May 5, 2020, at 1pm EDT, will feature more than 10 hours of content showcasing popular gamers, athletes, artists and other personalities streamed across top social game-streaming platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter and Facebook. All proceeds will be donated to Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) to help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19 (Watch video HERE).

Throughout the event, COV-AID will have hourly giveaways for donors, which will include:
● One-of-a-kind signed items including:
○ Signed gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz
○ Signed gloves from World Champion Boxer Evander Holyfield
○ and More!
● HyperX gaming equipment including keyboards, headsets and more
● Custom, hand-painted shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers
● KontrolFreek equipment including performance thumbsticks, performance grips, and gaming
lights
● Free slots to The Millionaire DJ Academy hosted by Grammy-award winning producer, DJ
Babey Drew
● Free spots at the University of New Haven’s Youth Summer Esports Clinic and a new
esports scholarship opportunity will be announced

“It’s so amazing to see artists from all sectors of the entertainment industry coming together for #GivingTuesday to help Americares and Boys and Girls Clubs of America,” said United in Gaming Co-Founder Andrew Smoltz. “I want to extend special thanks to our partners, brand sponsors, and in-kind donors for stepping in to support these efforts. This is such an extraordinary time for everyone all around the world, but we know gaming brings communities together — so that is what we’re doing
on May 5.”

The COV-AID event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes and other personalities. Event Talent includes:

Lil Jon: Grammy Award-winning artist
Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski: Super Bowl champion
Waka Flocka Flame: Rapper
Jessie T. Usher: Actor
SiLLY: Call of Duty champion
SoaR Gaming: Esports organization
Donavan Carter: Actor (HBO “Ballers”)
Slim Jxmmi: Rapper
DJ Babey Drew: Grammy Award-winning producer
Harrison Bader: Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder
Hungrybox: Three-time, number one Super Smash Bros. player in the World
DJ Infamous: Grammy Award-winning record producer
Lea Salonga: Tony Award-winning actress and singer
MonsterDFace & AussieAntics: Fortnite Commentators
GhostSean: Professional Fortnite Player
Kelly Olynyk: Professional NBA basketball player for the Miami Heat
Garrett “FaZeBloo” Underhill: Call of Duty professional gamer
DJ Whoo Kid: Hip Hop DJ
Stephanie Styles: Actress, singer, and dancer
Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard: Musician and Producer
FroZone: Streamer and content creator
Kim Lee, Leah Culver and Brandi Cyrus: DJs
Event Hosts:
Michele Morrow: On-Camera host, Actor, Producer, Voice Over Artist and all-around gamer
Joshua Gray: On-air host, as well as writer and producer for segments in the video game and
digital entertainment industry
Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico: Gaming and esports host
Sam Seum: Streamer
Erin Simon: Writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League, and host of
Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast
djWheat: Popular commentator and streamer in StarCraft II community

COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including: United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat, Lunchbox.gg, and Enthusiast Gaming.

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit cov-aid.org.

COV-AID media contact:
Melissa Sanders, Tadpole Communications
melissa@tadpolecomm.net

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