MANASQUAN, NJ — Two organizations representing thousands of individuals on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis have joined forces to collect much-needed personal protective equipment for their members.
The State Troopers Fraternal Association (STFA) and the Health Care Professionals and Allied Employees (HCPAE) have established a donation drop-off center at STFA headquarters, 2634 Route 70 in Manasquan. They are encouraging the public and businesses —big and small — to contribute to the cause.
With the STFA representing more than 1,500 rank-and-file state troopers and the HCPAE some 14,000 nurses and health care professionals, the effort was spurred by the members’ collective need for PPE — both in maintaining public safety and in treating patients.
“We realize that there are many entities also acting in the interest of our memberships in attempting to procure PPE. However, having direct contact and access to our members compels us … to unite in this increased effort to assist,” according to a press release.
All PPE collected will immediately go toward their members “so that they are aptly equipped to confront this pandemic,” it said.
The following items are in need:
- N95 face masks
- Latex gloves
- Face shields
- Antibacterial wipes
- Hand sanitizers
Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To arrange for a pickup of donations, call 732-528-6388 or email email@example.com.
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