Latex gloves, masks, disinfectant wipes and other medical supplies were loaded into David Shanahan’s car on March 25 to be donated to local hospitals in need of personal protective equipment.
After receiving an email from Eastern Suffolk BOCES, outlining the desperate need for these items, the Elwood community wasted no time collecting supplies. Mr. Shanahan, the district’s director of athletics and physical education, reached out to the district’s lead nurse, Lisa McNamara, who coordinated with the schools’ nurses to collect any unused materials for distribution. “Our nurses in the district are terrific,” Mr. Shanahan said. “The first thing they said is ‘How can we help?’”
On March 25, the team delivered a substantial amount of supplies to the drop off location at 102 East Avenue in Yaphank. The supplies were then sorted and distributed to health care workers and first responders in need.
“The Elwood School district is very pleased to have found a way to support our medical professionals who are on the front line of this battle,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth. Bossert said. “We thank all of them, along with our first responders, for the tremendous sacrifices they make each day in order to keep us all safe.”
Photo captions: Medical supplies, collected by Elwood Union Free School District staff, were loaded into David Shanahan’s car to be donated to local health care workers and first responders in need.
Photos courtesy of Elwood Union Free School District