Sanitation workers in difficulty each receive 10,000 yuan in aid

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-01-13

A total of 100 local sanitation workers living in financial difficulty each received 10,000-yuan (US$1,479) aid ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Officials from the Shenzhen Municipal Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau and representatives from Beautiful Shenzhen Foundation greeted several sanitation workers in difficulty and offered each of them 10,000 yuan and a gift pack during a visit Thursday.

Pei Hongzhi, 59, one of the recipients, has been a sanitation worker in the city for 18 years. Pei suffered from hemiplegia after a traffic accident in 2005.

Pei’s wife, unfortunately, broke her leg in a traffic accident in July last year. She is now taking care of their parents in their hometown, so Pei is now the family’s sole breadwinner.

Pei also needs to cover his younger brother’s medical expenses as his younger brother had a cerebral hemorrhage due to a stroke in 2019.

Pei appreciated the financial support from the government and Beautiful Shenzhen Foundation and said he and his family can happily celebrate the Chinese New Year.

In another development, frontline sanitation workers, including those who are responsible for street cleaning, garbage collection, transfer and disposal, will be given an extra daily subsidy of 100 yuan when working on duty from Jan. 21 (Chinese New Year’s Eve) to Jan. 27, according to an announcement from the municipal urban administration authority.