MIAMI, USA – On behalf of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami donated USD$300,000 to the “Florida Disaster Fund” on October 6, 2022 to assist the state of Florida in the ongoing recovery, restoration and rescue efforts.
The donation ceremony began with a moment of silence to remember those whose lives have been greatly impacted and the fund was received by Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez during the reception of the National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan), where about 200 guests attended the event.
Director General Amino C.Y. Chi extended an expression of sympathy for the Florida residents that have been hit hard by hurricane Ian.
Attending the reception on behalf of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez gave remarks to congratulate the R.O.C. (Taiwan) on their 111th National Day, and mentioned that Governor DeSantis and his wife have been working around on hurricane Ian recovery.
Lieutenant Governor Nuñez, said: “Governor Ron DeSantis appreciates Taiwan’s generosity and friendship and everything Taiwan did to ensure it has a good partnership with Florida,” adding. “ I would like the people of Taiwan to know that Florida stands with them and will always support them in their quest to make sure that freedom and democracy will prevail.”