Supplies at the Aisling Center in Yonkers
By Irish Echo Staff
Said a statement: "In the spirit of the Irish tradition of the “meitheal”, in which neighbors support neighbors, and the Irish penchant for not sitting idly by when action is required, a cross-section of the Irish American community has come together to proactively engage in providing aid and relief to those valiant Healthcare workers battling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We ask your cooperation and support in these efforts, initially to source and donate stockpiled or accessible protective gear that can be collected and delivered to identified hospitals in need. In addition, fundraising has commenced with the intention of providing restricted donations to the identified hospitals to be used solely for personal protective equipment purchase, and as the mission unfolds, to help provide meals to the frontline staff.
"In consultation with medical professionals, we should concentrate our efforts on procuring the following equipment that may be warehoused by or available to construction and building trades:
"These can be immediately used. In addition, cleaning supplies must be very specific: Any cleaning wipes or liquid that is 70% alcohol or above; Bleach or bleach-based cleaning products; Anything specifically labeled as 'viricudal' Hand Sanitzers
In addition, one of the corollaries of PPE use is dehydration. If we could source bottled water and sports type drinks (gatorade, electrolyte based, etc, but NOT sodas or sugar based soft drinks) that would be helpful." Other businesses that may have some of this equipment include: Salons, Restaurants, Hardware Stores.
THESE ITEMS WE ARE SEEKING TO PROCURE THROUGH DONATION. DONATION DROP OF LOCATIONS
THIS FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020:
"There may be a Manhattan location added again this Friday April 10. Please contact us if you can make a Manhattan donation. We also would appreciate if you plan to donate to any location please let us know who you are and what you are donating."