Business community asked to donate PPE for Community Call volunteers

April 10, 2020 0

Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development Department of Fingal County Council and Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce launch joint initiative.  Businesses across Fingal are asked to answer the Community Call against Covid-19 by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use by Community Call volunteers.

medical suppliesThe Fingal Community Call Forum, in a joint initiative with Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Fingal County Council’s Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development Department, are seeking donations of new and unused PPE for the volunteers who are engaged in carrying out services such as grocery and prescription deliveries to vulnerable citizens and older people who are cocooning.

There is a need for face masks, gloves (small, medium and large sizes), face shields, goggles and hand sanitiser. Offers of donations can be placed through the Covid Support telephone numbers of 01-8905000 or 1800 459 059 or by email to covidppe@fingal.ie. Fingal County Council will arrange pick-up of the donations from donors and delivery to Community Call volunteers.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien, said:

The Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge and the people of Fingal have risen to meet it in many admirable ways. Our volunteers and colleagues active in the Community Call Forum are rendering a sterling service, and they need all the support and protection we can give them.
That’s why we are calling on businesses across Fingal to donate any new or unused PPE equipment if at all possible – we are all in this together, so let’s answer the Community Call,

The Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Anthony Cooney, said:

The Fingal Dublin Chamber are appealing to the business community, both members and non-members, to support this worthy initiative.

The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, and Chair of the Fingal Community Call Forum, AnnMarie Farrelly, said:

PPE is vital to the success of our efforts to tackle Covid-19. The Council has contributed to these efforts through donating PPE and helping to set up, operate and coordinate the Fingal Community Call Forum. Now we and the Fingal Dublin Chamber are calling on businesses in Fingal to lend a hand in protecting and facilitating the efforts of the volunteers working with the Community Call Forum.

The appeal to the county’s businesses comes after Fingal County Council donated 30,000 items of PPE to Beaumount Hospital, loaned two 3D printers to Surfbox for use in PPE production, and donated acetate sheets for face shield production by a volunteer 3D printer.