After two tons of cartons containing face masks, wet wipes and traditional Chinese medicines were unloaded last week in the backyard of the dormitory of He Jiaheng, financial and communication director of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the c (UM), several volunteers, who were all Chinese students at UM, came to help make health kits.
The supplies came from the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago.
The volunteers spent hours making 1,800 health kits, each with different items.
The first batch went to teenage Chinese students. "Some of them are far from their parents, and there will be no commencement for them this academic year. Hope the health kit from the motherland will give them some comfort and help," He said.
The distribution of the health kits lasted for three days.
Many students who have received a health kit posted pictures of it through WeChat. A girl wrote, "Spring has come. Flowers are blossoming. Wish for a safe world."