Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by members of LI Laboring Against COVID-19 (LILAC) and Legislator Debra Mule to donate personal protective equipment for medical staff at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital. The donation consisted of 14,000 three-ply masks, 4,000 KN95 masks, 200 isolation gowns, 2,000 PPE kits, and boxes of hand sanitizer. LILAC is a student-run organization founded by Syosset High School student Sabrina Guo, 15. The organization has provided personal protective equipment and other forms of relief and support, such as lunch meals, for medical staff and frontline workers across Long Island since its founding in March.
County Executive Curran also received a gift from LILAC founder Sabrina Guo, a drawing depicting the County Executive Curran as the subject of the “We Can Do, It” Nassau campaign logo. The “We Can Do It, Nassau” campaign is a public awareness campaign promoting confidence in the United States vaccine effort, emphasizing themes of unity and patriotism, and the importance of vaccines to ensure schools return to normal and a strong economic recovery for the County. The campaign is a tribute to “Rosie The Riveter,” the cultural icon representing women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II.