As the coronavirus that causes Cov-id-19 continues to wreak havoc on lives and livelihoods everywhere, gov-ernments and private enterprises are doing all they can to fight back. One of the ways to do this is for private entities to provide badly-needed equipment, devices and supplies to financially-chal-lenged hospitals and other medical care facilities, to help them do their job of saving lives and giving hope.Last January 14, the Club kicked off the rollout of such donations with the turnover of 675 personal protective equipment (PPE), 10 hepa filters, 8 air purifying respirators and 100 pulse oxi-meters to Ospital ng Paranaque.The donation was formalized with the inking of a deed of donation by Pres. Peter Manzano for the Club and Dr. Jefferson R. Pagsisihan, hospital director, and Dr. Lea Grace Vasquez, hospital administrator, for Ospital ng Paranaque, with PDG Ador Tolentinoas witness.The donations are funded by a USD155K global grant applied for and approved by The Rotary Foundation last year, during the term of IPP Bimbo Mills, with PP Reggie Nolido as chair. Partnering to put up the global grant were R. I. District 3830 clubs, under Gov. Ador Tolentino, which contribut-ed USD20,000; the Rotary Club of Wu Kung-Taiwan, which put in USD70,000; and our own Club, RC Makati, with a share of USD21,000. The rest of the grant was provided by TRF’s World Fund.The grant covers donations of hos-pital equipment to eight hospitals and one LGU.