A Virginia Church donated 4,000 N95 masks to COVID-19 frontliners in four hospitals in the area.
Face masks shortage
With the escalating pandemic, hospitals around the globe are experiencing a shortage of face masks and personal protective equipment. Because of the scarcity, doctors, nurses and hospital staff who serves as front lines for this battle are trying hard to find a way to protect themselves.
To support the frontlines, the community are extending their hands in every way possible to help. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, a Church donated a total of 4,000 N95 masks. They were able to help four area hospitals – Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, and the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
On March 18, the Rock Church International reached out to those hospitals to surprise them with the donation. Along the thousands of N95 masks, they also included a letter to express their gratitude to the frontliners.
“We at Rock Church would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your dedication. And work in providing much-needed care for our community and loved ones…. We hope that this will help in some small measure, the battle that you are in against the coronavirus,” Rock Church International wrote.
Rick Church International
The Sentara Norfolk General Hospital posted to Facebook to share how thankful they are for the masks. And acknowledge the kindness of the Church.
“During a time when healthcare employees are being called to the front lines, working long hours in a rapidly changing situation, having the support from our community and partner organizations is truly appreciated,” the hospital wrote on their Facebook page.
The masks are in storage for the mission trips of the Church.
“In a letter to our hospitals, Rock Church said once they realized there was an N95 mask shortage nation-wide, they pulled all of the masks they had in storage for their medical mission trips to share with the community,” they added.
Reference: Facebook | Sentara Norfolk General Hospital