BRCC donates PPE on behalf of nursing and automotive divisions

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) donated personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, following Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s call on businesses to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

“As a community college, we have a duty to support our city and surrounding areas,” said BRCC Interim Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith.

BRCC’s Division of Nursing and Allied Health gathered the college’s supply of gloves and N95 masks for the nursing and operating room staff at Baton Rouge General and made a donation on March 20. A second smaller donation of N95 masks was given to Baton Rouge General the week ending April 3 on behalf of the automotive training staff. 

“We are extremely grateful for the sacrifices our healthcare professionals have been making during the pandemic,” said Smith, “and we are glad to continuously support them in any way we can.”

Area businesses interested in donating PPE may drop items off Monday thru Friday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 945 Plank Road. More information is available by calling (225) 763-4240 or emailing ppedonations@brhealthdistrict.com.

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