MERCER PPE DISTRIBUTION TOPS 1 MILLION ITEMS
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that the County, through its Office of Emergency Management, has distributed well over 1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help safeguard those on the front lines of the ongoing battle against COVID-19.
More than 1.1 million pieces of PPE have been provided by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for distribution to long-term care facilities in Mercer County, and an estimated 250,000 articles of PPE, including face masks, face shields, gloves and hand sanitizer, have been donated by residents, businesses, educational institutions and community organizations for distribution to local first responders and health care workers.
“The community’s response to our request for PPE donations has been tremendous, especially early on when supplies were so hard to come by,” Mr. Hughes said. “Every contribution, whether from residents who gathered whatever they could find or the larger entities — most recently Princeton University — that provided significant amounts of PPE, is greatly appreciated and put to good use.“
“I thank our community for its support and generosity, and Governor Murphy and his administration for the equipment they’ve provided,” the County Executive added. “I also applaud Mercer County OEM for doing an outstanding job of coordinating the receipt and distribution of supplies, and thank the County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Transportation & Infrastructure for their help unloading and delivering them.”
Mercer County OEM is still accepting donations of personal protective equipment. For information on donating, click here.