FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – HAMILTON, ON – April 16, 2020
Rotary Club of Hamilton donating over $6000.00 worth of masks (PPE) to support frontline care workers
The Rotary Club of Hamilton is donating $6000.00 for the purchase of surgical masks and N95 masks to address the pressing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline care workers in community organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that requires the mobilization and participation of every individual and every business in this country, and our Rotary Club needed to do something to help our community” said Rotary Club President Heather Moroz.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Board of Directors approved the donation using funds raised through their members and fundraisers. Through the Rotary network, supplies have been secured from a local distributor.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton plans to distribute more than 1200 surgical masks and 1500 N95 masks to several local organizations offering frontline care, including the two residential facilities of St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton, Ellen Osler House and the men’s residence at the YMCA in Hamilton. The remaining will be donated to the City of Hamilton to distribute to local community services in desperate need of PPE.
“During such difficult times as the one we are currently in, please know, that by being a Rotarian, you are making a difference in your local community. What we do as a Rotary Club matters and serving our community in this small way is what we do best as Rotarians” reported to Rotary Club Members by President Heather Moroz
The Rotary Club of Hamilton, at 107 years old, is one of the longest-serving clubs in Canada. As Hamilton’s Original Rotary Club, they are committed to literacy, and children & youth projects that improve our local and international communities. As Hamilton’s premier service club our members demonstrate the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self” while enjoying the opportunity for networking and fellowship. www.rotaryclubhamilton.ca
President– Rotary Club of Hamilton