Westmont, IllinoisDate Issued: May 20, 2020
Representatives from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago and the Greater Chicago Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association (GCTEAA) recently came to town and donated 1500 surgical masks to the Village of Westmont to support our first responders. TECO Chicago Director General Eric Huang and GCTEAA President Bonnie Chin made the presentation to Mayor Ron Gunter and Village Staff. The masks were made by Foxconn, a Taiwanese company located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“Westmont has always been a good friend to the local Taiwanese community,” said President Chin. “We wanted to give back and support the Westmont Police and Fire Departments.” This past December, the Westmont Police Department made a presentation to the GCTEAA regarding violence in the workplace, which was well received and appreciated.
Also participating in the exchange were TECO Cultural Center Director Kerry Liou, TECO Cultural Center Deputy Director Jenny Lai, former Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicagoland President Dr. Lawrence Tang, Westmont Village Manager Steve May, Westmont Fire Chief Steve Riley, Westmont Police Chief Jim Gunther, and Westmont Communications Director and Sister City Co-Chair Larry McIntyre.
“We want to thank TECO in Chicago Director General Eric Huang and GCTEAA President Bonnie Chin for their generous and thoughtful gift,” replied Mayor Gunter. “We truly value our relationship with our Taiwanese friends. We look forward to the future when this is all behind us and we are enjoying each other’s company at one of our special events.”
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/Public Information Officer630firstname.lastname@example.org