Fox Valley Technical College donates more than 58,000 PPE items to local healthcare providers.
In March 2020, as area healthcare providers were struggling to keep up with their supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), Fox Valley Technical College staff rallied to gather supplies from across the college.
At that time, PPE items were in short supply and hospitals found themselves struggling to find enough equipment. In all, the college donated more than 58,000 PPE items to Ascension, Aurora and ThedaCare to help the area healthcare providers remain safe as they contended with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Although a majority of the supplies came from the college's Health division, other instructional areas chipped in as well, including programs from the Transportation and Service divisions.
FVTC Director of Security Services Jayme Bowman coordinated the effort. “It was an honor to be part of this project,” she says. “I was thankful the college was able to provide supplies to local healthcare facilities in this critical time of need.”