RONKONKOMA, NY, SHIRLEY, NY, AND STONY BOOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Employees at Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk drove to the entrance of Stony Brook University Hospital’s Trauma Unit where hospital staff greeted them with appreciation.
Habitat Suffolk coordinated with the hospital to deliver 200 masks and 1,750 disposable coverall suits. The masks were donated by Habitat’s construction department and the disposable coveralls from Suffolk ReStore, Habitat’s donation center in Ronkonkoma, which previously received the supplies from Michael Mangiacapra of American Regent, a Division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Shirley.
"These donations are playing a critical role in helping Long Island’s brave and dedicated healthcare workers, during a time where there is a large demand and huge shortage of medical supplies," Habitat Suffolk wrote in an announcement. "The health and well-being of Habitat’s families, neighbors and the communities served are Habitat Suffolk’s top priority."
While Habitat Suffolk's headquarters in Middle Island and ReStore center in Ronkonkoma are temporarily closed, the administrative staff are working remotely.
"Critical projects and initiatives will continue to move forward, honoring the Habitat mission to bring people together to build homes and provide communities hope, a need that will grow even greater during these difficult and uncertain times," according to Habitat Suffolk.