, in partnership with HumankindNOW
has received 2,000 surgical masks and 200 N95’s that it will donate to shelter and senior living facility healthcare workers, and the residents they serve. Presently, 1,000 surgical masks and 60 N95’s have been gifted to the Municipality of Anchorage Sullivan Arena Shelter with the remainder set to be donated within the next week.
“We were extremely surprised and delighted to receive the surgical and N95 masks for our staff and shelter residents,” said Emergency Mass Shelter Director at the Sullivan Arena, Cathleen McLaughlin. “This will help to ensure an additional and much-needed precaution with regard to slowing the spread of COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases.”
Beginning on Friday, July 31, Visit Healthcare in partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage, launched five free community test sites across Anchorage. On Saturday, August 1, the Visit team of healthcare professionals began to offer free COVID-19 testing for all Anchorage shelters and senior living facilities. It is with that in mind that the Visit Healthcare team reached out to HumankindNOW to inquire about PPE donations.
“Essential healthcare workers deserve the best armor during COVID-19,” said Chairman and CEO, Chi-Chao Chang. “At present, HumankindNOW has donated more than 102,000 N95 masks and more than 363,000 surgical masks across the United States. We are humbled to be able to spread our donation reach to the Municipality of Anchorage and to grow our community.”
is committed to slowing the spread of COVID-19, one Visit at a time. For more information on the dates, times, and locations of the Anchorage-based test sites, or to sign-up online for your Visit, go to: www.Visit-Healthcare.com
is a non-profit dedicated to donating PPE to a nationwide community of essential workers and healthcare businesses. For more information on HumankindNOW, go to: www.humankindNOW.org
The Sullivan Arena mass shelter services are being provided by Bean’s Cafe
whose mission is to fight hunger for all ages, one meal at a time, while providing a pathway to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. For more information on Bean’s Cafe, go to: www.beanscafe.org