SUFFOLL COUNTY

Stony Brook looking for donations, greetings for veterans

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In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook University is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations in-person and via mail. 

Stony Brook University will be collecting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) which will be given to Stony Brook University Hospital. The university is currently accepting PPE donations that include face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. The PPE will then be distributed to medical personnel to use while interacting with possible (PUI) and known COVID-19 patients.

Many neighbors and community groups have asked about making cards to let the medical staff who are working around the clock know they are thinking of them. The easiest and most effective way to share your sentiments is through a simple cell phone video. If you would like to send a message of support, please email a video no longer than 20 seconds to Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu. The videos will be shared throughout the hospital areas and visible as the employees move throughout their day.

There are also residents at the Long Island State Veterans Home who are missing their families but can't have visitors because they are in a high-risk group. If you would like to send a veteran a message, please email a video no longer than 20 seconds to Jonathan Spier, LISVH Deputy Executive Director, at jonathan.spier@LISVH.org and your message will be shared on the digital boards in their facility.

If members of the community have medical supplies or comfort care items to donate, they should contact Joan Dickinson, Stony Brook University Community Relations Director, at Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu or at 631.219.0603 so a drop off time and location can be arranged and donations put into the right hands quickly. 

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