TikTok pledges USD 1 million aide to PH Frontliners

Tiktik donates USD 1M to PGH

TikTok pledges to donate 1 million US dollars to Philippine General Hospital Foundation (PGHMFI). The app has gained massive popularity in the country as the government announced the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon placing the biggest island in the country on lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Other specific provinces and cities in the country are also following suit.

PGHMFI, a non-profit organization that is a major partner of the Philippine General Hospital. The donation will enable health care professionals to gain access to essential protective gear and equipment and will also go towards providing hardship relief for health care workers. The foundation stands as a conduit of donations from individuals, corporations, and other foundations, helping the Philippine General Hospital achieve its mission of providing excellent health care for its patients, particularly the indigent.

“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.

This gesture is TikTok's effort to help communities across the globe fight COVID-19. The video sharing app deems that its donation will benefit doctors and medical workers in the Philippines. The TikTok community has also come out in full force to show their support for local doctors and health care workers through the #salamatfrontliners campaign. As of April 8, the campaign has received 29,742 videos and 56,209,777 video views.

Health care professionals also used the app to share their messages of hope and inspiration, with some of them dancing to “Fight Song,” as the song’s lyrics aptly represent their battle against the pandemic on the frontline.

TikTok is committed in doing its part in helping its community users and encouraging them to stay at home.
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