Brevard Public Safety Director Matthew Wallace: Donations of PPE Should Target Not-For-Profit Groups
By Space Coast Daily // April 6, 2020
Brevard County Purchasing has ordered 100,000 KN95 masks, deliveries expected this week
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Residents and businesses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with donations of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as KN95 masks, gloves and sanitizers.
The key now is to get those donations into the right hands.
Brevard County Emergency Management is recommending those donations go to non-profit groups like Meals on Wheels, the Brevard Homeless Coalition, United Way of Brevard and other groups that are working in the community.
“We are so proud and thankful to live in a generous community where our citizens are stepping up during this crisis and are offering to donate items, including PPEs, to help their first responders, neighbors, families, and friends,” said Public Safety Director Matthew Wallace.
“We encourage them to contact your local not-for-profits, churches, and civic groups. These organizations have volunteer heroes who are active in our communities working for positive change while assuming risk to themselves.”
Brevard County Purchasing has already ordered 100,000 KN95 masks; 100,000 procedural masks; 50,000 gowns; 15,000 pairs of gloves; 9,000 face shields; 100,000 sanitizing wipes; and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, with deliveries expected this week.
These PPEs are intended for first responders, healthcare workers, and long-term-care facilities in Brevard County.
The County regularly works with a network of local businesses and industry for PPE supplies.
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