By Tammy Schneider
Ideal Supply has joined the ranks of other local companies and service organizations who are supporting front line workers, by donating 360 N95 masks to the Kincardine Hospital.
The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers has been in the headlines continuously since the outbreak of COVID-19. On March 26, branch manager Rob Lance had eight boxes of the masks in stock, and the store staff agreed that the masks should be donated to the hospital. Lance had shipper receiver Shelley Dinsmore drop off boxes at the hospital emergency entrance.
“I left them with one of the nurses that was manning the entrance,” said Dinsmore. “I never got her name but she thanked us very much for doing so.”
Meanwhile, Lance was able to work with his outside sales representative, Rob Zavitz, to acquire 10 more boxes. On April 3, Dinsmore made a second delivery of masks to the hospital, leaving them with the nurse on duty at the front entrance. Dinsmore said the nurse “commented that they were very appreciative for the donation; and it was very kind of us.”
The Kincardine Hospital is grateful to the community for their support and the stream of donations, everything from catered meals to treats to PPE.
“We have been overwhelmed with the generosity and concern shown by our community,” said Lynn Bos, Patient Care Manager at SBGHC Kincardine. “We have received PPE donations from many people, groups and companies and are sincerely thankful to everyone for the support shown for our staff on the frontline.”