Donations have been allocated to the following community organizations: 26 group homes and adult care facilities, 6 CBOs, as well as Richmond Engine Company 1, Visiting Nurse Association, Primary Care Ambulance, Volunteer Heart Ambulance, Hope Home Care, and The Stella Orton Home Care Agency, Inc.
“We continue to work collaboratively in an all-out effort with every possible source to find supplies for our community organizations on the front line in need during this crisis. We are extremely grateful to each organization and constituent who has stepped up to help fill this critical need. Staten Islanders supporting Staten Islanders, that is the good news coming out of this crisis,” noted Borough President Oddo.
In March, Borough Hall opened an online supply donation portal for dentists, physicians, veterinarians that are closed or seeing less patients, as well as community organizations, pharmacies, construction companies, hardware stores, HVAC companies, cleaning companies, nail salons and the like to donate personal protective equipment and other needed supplies for our frontline responders, healthcare workers and social service providers.
Borough President Oddo would like to extend his gratitude to the following generous donors who submitted their available supplies for donation to local organizations through the online portal:
- Amos and Zalina Reginald, who donated 700 Gloves, 48 Kimberly Clark XL white suits, 160 KN95 Masks, and a 6-Pack of Micro Bacterial Liquid Soap
- The Boy Scouts of America, who donated 5,000 new, unopened Neckerchiefs
- Jason Rivera, who donated 30 Face Shields and Face Masks Ear Savers
- Rongyao Huang, who donated 200 3-Ply Disposable Masks
- The Rotary Club of Staten Island, which donated 1,200 Hazmat Suits
- South Shore residents David, Melissa, and their daughter, who donated 150 Face Shields and 200 Gloves
- The U.S. Social Security Office, which donated 500 N95 Masks
Each donor was connected with Staten Island community organizations to arrange the donation of the supplies between their respective parties.
Borough President Oddo also announced today that through Borough Hall’s partnership with the Staten Island Not For Profit Association’s (SINFPA) Community Organizations Active in Disaster coalition, the following supplies were purchased from Superhealth Pharmacy for our community's frontline healthcare workers and providers of critical services:
- 5,500 3-Ply Disposable Mask
- 500 Vinyl, Powder Free, Latex Free X-Large Gloves
- 500 Vinyl, Powder Free, Latex Free Small Gloves
- 400 Vinyl, Powder Free, Latex Free Medium Gloves
- 4,000 Nitrile Medium Gloves
- 2,000 Nitrile Large Gloves
- 50 16-oz. Hand Sanitizer
- 12 gallons Hand Sanitizer
- 75 plastic gowns
- 300 KN95 Mask
The funds for this purchase were raised via the SINFPA COVID-19 Supplies Fund donations, of which a majority were raised via donations from Borough Hall’s partnership with James Cox to make his tribute piece “Thank You” available to the public. For more information on this partnership: click here.
Borough Hall is still accepting donations through its online donation portal. Any offices interested in donating should visit www.statenislandusa.com/PPE and fill out the intake form. A staff member from Borough Hall will be in touch shortly to arrange your donation.