OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – This week, Princeton Community Hospital received a large donation of 2,000 medical masks from Concord University.
“Probably eight years ago we order thousands mask and we had put them in storage. We were looking for hand sanitizer and when our staff went down there they found the 2,000 masks so we were able to provide the 2,300 masks to Princeton Community Hospital,” said Concord University President Kendra Boggess.
Boggess says after finding the masks, it encouraged her to contact other college Presidents to look around their campuses.
“Yesterday on a call of all the state’s university presidents I recommend that they all look around their campuses to see what they might have. Many of them said that they thought about doing that,” Boggess said.
In the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Boggess says she’s glad the university could help.
“I think, we’re part of a bigger outlook here, and we definitely wanted to help in any way that we could,” said Boggess.
If you’re interested in donating masks, check with your local hospitals to see if your masks meet their standards.