Air Products Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant, approximately 700,000 renminbi, to assist novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in China.

The grant builds on other company efforts, including an earlier donation of $70,000, approximately 500,000 renminbi, from Air Products China to the Red Cross in China to support the most urgent medical care needs.

The industrial gas giant has also continued to deliver needed medical liquid oxygen and helium to hospitals in the Hubei province and across China.

“As the world navigates the challenges and threats from COVID-19, I want to express my full support – and the support and solidarity of all of Air Products – as many dedicated organisations and individuals continue their important work,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products.

“I am very proud of our teams in China, across Asia and around the world who have been working hand in hand and supporting each other with one common goal: keeping our employees safe and continuing to support our customers, operations and local communities.”