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AG Shapiro: Sherwin-Williams Donates 7,500 Masks, Personal Protective Equipment to Philadelphia Hospitals

April 3, 2020 | Topic: Consumers

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today partnered with Sherwin-Williams, a national retailer of building materials, to donate N95 masks and protective gloves to Einstein Medical Center and Lankenau Medical Center into Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and Lankenau Medical Center in Montgomery County, which have 1,852 and 735 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in each county, respectively. 

“Health care workers on the frontline of this pandemic need more protection and anyone who can step up should be saluted,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “I want to thank Sherwin-Williams for donating N95 masks and gloves to the brave women and men at Einstein and Lankenau Hospitals who are sacrificing for all of us. We will beat this crisis together, and I call on all Pennsylvanians to do their part.”​ 

“Sherwin-Williams salutes the Pennsylvania healthcare workers who remain committed to their patients during this health crisis. We’re pleased to donate protective masks and gloves at this challenging time, and we thank Attorney General Shapiro for his efforts in rapidly distributing this critical equipment to hospitals with the greatest need,” said Jim Jaye, SVP Corporate Communications at Sherwin-Williams. “We also thank our employees, who every day, make it possible for Sherwin-Williams to continue supporting communities across the country.”

Sherwin-Williams donated 7,500 N95 masks and 2,500 pairs of hygienic rubber gloves to help protect the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who are working around the clock at Einstein and Lankenau to treat Pennsylvanians suffering from COVID-19.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sherwin-Williams and Attorney General Shapiro for their support and generosity at this time,” said Phil Robinson, President, Lankenau Medical Center. “As we rapidly work throughout our region to ensure the safety and protection of our frontline staff and patients, donations such as this from community members and local businesses truly demonstrates the inspiring humanity that exists around us.” 

“The outpouring of support for Einstein Montgomery staff in the form of PPE donations has been overwhelming,” said Beth Duffy, President and Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. “We are so grateful to Sherwin-Williams for so quickly mobilizing and arranging for donations of N95 masks and gloves. This is not only helping us to be better prepared to treat our patients, it is a huge morale boost for our staff. Thank you!”

Attorney General Shapiro has been highlighting community efforts and acts of kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic on the office’s social media platforms through the #HereAreTheHelpers hashtag, follow @PAAttorneyGen on Instagram or Twitter to learn more.

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