Protecting our local healthcare workers is critical to preventing the further spread of COVID-19. The Erie County Bar Association has started a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Fund and is accepting donations from our ECBA members as well as others. Funds raised will be split between Erie’s three local hospitals, St. Vincent Hospital, UPMC Hamot, and Millcreek Community Hospital, specifically for the purchase of PPE for their staff. The Erie County Bar Association will match donations up to $1,000.
PPE items your donation will potentially help purchase include:
• N95 respirators
• Earloop or tie masks
• Hand sanitizers
• Isolation gowns
• Face shields
• Safety glasses/goggles
• Forehead thermometers
• Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
• Other approved PPE supplies advised by the CDC
The Erie County Bar Association will be accepting PPE Fund donations until April 27th. You can donate by credit card at www.eriebar.com/pay. Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to the Erie County Bar Association and mailed to ECBA, attn. J. Kresge, 429 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. You can make a difference by making a financial contribution to support our local COVID-19 response, including obtaining and producing protective gear for our caregivers.
For additional information, visit our website at www.eriebar.com and follow us on Facebook.