Dozens of N95 masks are on their way to doctors and nurses at Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
“This is essential equipment for them,” said Robert Burns, Director of Marketing for Sunnking, an electronics recycling company in Brockport, NY.
Warehouse employees normally wear the in-demand masks, so Sunnking decided to give dozens of N95 face masks to medical professionals in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“They’re wearing the same masks over and over, that breaks down that layer of protection on the inside of the mask, so giving them these brand new masks, if they could get a sigh of relief out of it since they’re on the front lines that’s what matters,” Burns said Monday.
In Buffalo – Sunnking’s sister company, Manitoba Corporation, gave away 80 pieces of protective gear.