Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Commissioner of Police Patrick J. Ryder and OEM Commissioner Steven Morelli announced that Nassau County has begun accepting donations of medical supplies during this unprecedented National State of Emergency.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran sent an emergency resolution to the County Legislature, which was swiftly approved, allowing the County to accept donations of medical supplies to be distributed to local first responders and healthcare workers that are facing shortages.
In the first day alone over 80,000 medical supplies were dropped off an collected. These supplies include approximately 74,000 pairs of gloves, 3,300 surgical masks, 2,200 N95 masks, 355 medical gowns, 131 face shields and assorted packages of disinfecting wipes and sanitizers.
Workers will be on hand to help unload supplies at Eisenhower Park, Field 3 from Tuesday, March 24th to 27th and Monday and March 30th to April 3rd from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M
Donations that are in unopened boxes and packages are encouraged, and include:
- N95 Surgical Masks in unopened container/boxes
- Eye protection such as goggles and face shields
- Nitrile Gloves in unopened boxes which have not expired
- Disposable medical gowns (paper which are fluid resistant or plastic)
- Shoe cover/booties
- No-Touch thermometers
- Thermometer probe covers
- HEPA filters for Ventilators / Anesthesia Machines
- Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes – typically alcohol or bleach based
- Disinfecting wipes (Clorox/Lysol)
- Hand Sanitizer
“Our first responders and healthcare workers are fighting a war and they need more ammunition,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “We are calling on anyone who has extra supplies to pitch in to help secure the health and safety of those on the frontlines. The compassion and generosity of our residents is truly remarkable. These donations will help save lives and stop the spread of the coronavirus.”
“Today Nassau County began its medical equipment donation site at Eisenhower Park collecting protective apparatus and sanitizing wipes,” said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.“I would like to thank all of the individuals that answered our requests which will benefit all of our residents and first responders. It is times like this that make me proud when I see the our friends, neighbors and communities coming together for a common goal and sincerely hope that these donations continue.”