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District 99 donates personal protection equipment to Good Samaritan Hospital

A variety of personal protection equipment supplies donated by Community High School District 99 is dropped off Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Photo provided
A variety of personal protection equipment supplies donated by Community High School District 99 is dropped off Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Photo provided

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Community High School District 99 on Wednesday donated a variety of personal protection equipment supplies to Good Samaritan Hospital.

The supplies were taken from reserves of the custodial and science departments at Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South high schools.

“We realized that everyday items in our reserves would be valuable on the front line, and reached out to our local partner Good Samaritan Hospital to arrange to donate the items,” said Hank Thiele, superintendent of District 99. “All of us respect and appreciate our local health care workers and the difficult work they are performing to keep us safe and strong through this crisis.”

District 99 staff transported the following supplies to Good Samaritan Hospital:

• Nitrile Gloves: 30 Cases [10 boxes with 100 gloves each]

• Four face respirators with 11 packages of OV/P100 cartridges.

• A supply of indirect vented goggles used in the science departments.

• Six Tyvek suits.

“We are so grateful to Community High School District 99 for this generous gesture,” Kate Magee, a supply chain manager at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, said in a statement. “Our team members at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital are the heroes on the front lines of this nationwide effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, and every act of kindness and generosity does so much to keep their spirits up.”

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