Michelle Steel Accepts Personal Protective Equipment from South Korean Consulate and Local Non-Profits

Today, Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors along with her colleagues on the board, accepted generous donations of personal protective equipment from the Korean American community of California, delivered by South Korean Consul General Wan Joong Kim, and three local non-profit organizations: the TOC Foundation, the Elegant Culture and Tradition Center, and the Chinese American CPA Association. These donations will go to the Orange County Health Care Agency for use by county health care workers and first responders.

The following donations were made:

  • South Korean Los Angeles Consulate: 2,000 KN95 masks
  • TOC Foundation: 5000 EXANOVO disposable face masks, 250 face masks from various brands, 657 N95/P95/KN95/KF94 respirators, 250 Nitrile gloves and 3 bottles of 705 Alcohol
  • Elegant Culture & Tradition Center: 6000 face masks, 100 medical coveralls, 60 face shells, 60 safety goggles, 60 shoe covers
  • Chinese American CPA Association: 3,100 disposable masks, 29,000 surgical gloves

“I am grateful beyond words about these donations made by Consul General Kim. This generous donation highlights our continued friendship with South Korea, and California’s Korean American community,” said Chairwoman Steel. “The donations of personal protective equipment from the TOC Foundation, the Elegant Culture and Tradition Center, and the Chinese American CPA Association will provide essential protection for our county health care workers and first responders.”

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First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.