Promise of Hope, RENU and Milburn have purchased over 100,000 masks. With a portion of the masks already delivered and the rest arriving by the end of this week they are donating the masks to school districts starting distribution on April 22nd. Superintendents from Bayshore, East Islip, Brentwood and Islip school districts will meet at Bayshore High School to receive their mask donation this Wednesday at 12:30pm at the back of the building. The team is currently coordinating drop-off dates with schools like Amityville, Wyandanch, William Floyd, Patchogue-Medford, Miller Place and more for the remainder of the masks. Next week they are planning to launch the “Cover Our Kids” campaign in Nassau County school districts as well.
The shipments of non-surgical masks are being brought to the RENU and Milburn warehouse in Copiague where Promise of Hope and RENU volunteers will be dividing up 5 masks per bag for each student to take when they come to pick up their meals. These masks will go home to families who may not have the means to get masks they are required to wear should they need to go out in public where they cannot properly social distance. The operation will be done by volunteers with proper PPE and will be delivered to schools with prior logistical planning.
The mission is to get some form of PPE in homes where it may otherwise be difficult to access so that families who may have to go to a public place will be allowed to enter and most importantly, be safer.
Since the Covid-19 crisis began RENU Contracting Restoration has been doing essential work through their disinfecting cleaning services for many facilities and schools around Long Island and in the Westchester area. Both Milburn Flooring and RENU have worked with Long Island and Westchester school districts for decades and were searching for a way to give back to the community, most especially to families who may be in need of more help during this time.
The Promise of Hope Foundation has already donated hundreds upon hundreds of hand-sewn washable masks to communities across Long Island through its volunteers’ tireless efforts and with their personal sewing equipment. They have been providing those masks to places like Stonybrook Hospital, East Hampton Town, Columbia Hospital, St. Michael's Senior Housing, Northport VA Hospital, Port Washington Police District and Port Washington Fire Department.
The “Cover Our Kids” campaign was put into action to make sure our students and their families are taken care of and are able to have protection.