Lawrenceville Families Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Area Hospitals

When a group of Lawrenceville families learned that the Princeton Medical Center and Capital Health Hopewell were running short of personal protective equipment (PPE) amidst the coronavirus pandemic, they quickly mobilized. 

“Our Lawrenceville Chinese families wanted to do something to thank the frontline nurses and doctors risking their lives to stay at work combating the disease for our sake,” wrote Judy Gao P’20 in an email. 

She noted that several families had previously purchased masks to aid hospitals in China, but once they learned that the COVID-19 situation in Asia was beginning to stabilize, they redirected their focus to the local community. 

“We're quite concerned about the effects of the virus, especially towards many faculty members and loved ones who fall into the vulnerable population, and want to do anything we can to help,” Gao wrote. 

Capital Health thanked the Lawrenceville families in a social media post, noting “On behalf of the physicians, nurses, employees and front line staff at Capital Health, we would like to thank the USTC Alumni Foundation, Lawrenceville School Chinese Families and the local Chinese community for their donation of N-95 and N-99 masks. The safety of our health care providers and our patients is our top priority, and this generous gift will help us further that goal during these extraordinary times." 

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
 
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