US Embassy and ABF Launch $1 Million Healing Together Campaign

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The US Embassy in Bulgaria and the America for Bulgaria Foundation are proud to announce a new campaign—Healing Together—to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Bulgaria. Over the next few months, the US Embassy and the America for Bulgaria Foundation will provide an additional $1 million (1.66 million levs) for anti-COVID supplies and services to Bulgaria.

This campaign will provide material support to hospitals, medical centers, and medical workers. We will work together with the Bulgarian government and civil society organizations to assist in areas of need across the country. The campaign will help our Bulgarian partners better track the spread of COVID-19 and will protect communities across the country.

The first major donation of the Healing Together campaign took place last week, when the US Embassy provided 7,000 PCR test kits to Bulgaria’s National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. The campaign includes $735,000 (1.22 million levs) in funding for government hospitals and medical centers across the country provided by the US Department of Defense’s European Command. The America for Bulgaria Foundation will also provide much-needed support to Bulgarian medical workers.

For more information on the campaign, please visit www.HealingTogetherBG.org.

The US government has already committed $783,000 (1.3 million levs) to fight COVID-19 in Bulgaria this year. That includes funds from the US Agency for International Development that are providing ongoing socio-economic support in local communities and assisting civic organizations and the media sector, in partnership with the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Black Sea Trust.

In addition, the US Embassy in Bulgaria and the America for Bulgaria Foundation collaborated with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum on the United Against COVID-19 campaign earlier this year. That campaign provided 1 million levs to local organizations working to fight COVID-19 in cities and towns across the country.

The US Embassy and the America for Bulgaria Foundation are committed to putting people first and to helping Bulgaria fight COVID-19. Together we will beat this pandemic. Together we will heal and move forward.

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