Various programs located at Eastland Career Center, Fairfield Career Center and the Biomedical Satellite located at Clark Hall in Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools combined forces to donate more than 17,000 pieces of medical supplies and equipment.
Eastland Career Center donated their materials to Franklin County Emergency Management, while Fairfield Career Center made their donation to the Fairfield Medical Center and Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency. The Bioscience Satellite donated to the Mifflin Township Fire Department.
"It was very satisfying dropping off the materials," said Jackie Kuffel, director at Eastland Career Center. "The drop was a quick and seamless process, and I know every bit helps our Central Ohio community."
Items donated by all locations included the vital personal protective equipment in demand throughout the nation to help medical personnel and first responders help deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Some highlights include:
- Nearly 6,000 protective masks (various types);
- Nearly 10,000 pairs of protective gloves;
- Hand sanitizers and sanitizer wipes;
- Nearly 300 pieces of equipment such as disposable thermometers and protective safety glasses;
- More than 1,200 protective caps, gowns and shoe covers.
Pre-Nursing instructors from Fairfield Career Center dropped off their donation to the Fairfield Medical Center to the appreciation of the staff there.
"The staff from Materials Management at Fairfield Medical Center were awed by the donation and more than once said, 'It's like Christmas!'," said Michelle Maskulinski, a pre-nursing instructor at Fairfield Career Center. "It felt really good to get out, visit my second home, see my friends, and most of all to do a good deed and feel productive."