CANTON Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio has donated 67,000 masks and 2,300 full body suits to support the local medical community while the need for supplies grows during COVID-19.
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Habitat received the Tyvek suits and masks after a recent hurricane, and has been utilizing them on Habitat construction sites to protect volunteers from tar and paint.
As Habitat saw the short supply and growing need for personal protective equipment, the suits and masks were quickly packed and loaded for distribution. Though the suits and masks are not “medical grade,“ they will help protect medical personnel.
"We definitely see this as God's timing," Habitat Executive Director Beth Lechner said in a statement. "While we've been utilizing these masks and suits on work sites for a couple of years, we now know their greater purpose in protecting those who are doing so much to protect us all. We're praying these items can help fill a desperate need, and we're praying for all the men and women who are watching over our health and safety. We are truly thankful for their selfless commitment."
For more information call Habitat at 330-915-5888, or visit www.habitateco.org