Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, the Schnecksville-based technical school, is donating personal protective equipment to Lehigh Valley health care workers.
Some 9,000 face masks, 22,600 pairs of nitrile gloves, 1,712 safety glasses and 17 safety goggles valued at nearly $17,000, are being donated to protect health care workers during the coronavirus crisis. The equipment will be distributed to Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Fellowship Community, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, HCR ManorCare, Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network and other organizations that may need them.
The highly sought after N95 respirator masks were donated to LCTI’s supply chain management and logistics technology program about 10 years ago, but never used, according to LCTI. Kurt Adam, the school’s director of career and technical education, says donating the masks was an easy decision.
“Safety comes first at LCTI,” said Adam, “…one of the first things our students learn is how to put on personal protective equipment. We understand how important it is that EMTs, paramedics, doctors and nurses have everything they need to stay safe on the front lines of this pandemic.”