Dublin Community Donates $5,000 Worth of Personal Protective Equipment to Local Hospitals
April 3, 2020
Dublin High School Science Department and Staff, Dublin High School PFSO, and Dublin Community Come Together to Donate $5,000 Worth of Personal Protective Equipment to Local Hospitals
Shortly after the shelter in place was announced, our school community came together to donate supplies to local labor and delivery departments who are in desperate need of personal protective equipment. Hospitals benefiting from this donation included Highland Hospital in Alameda County, Contra Costa County Hospital, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - also the second largest county owned health/hospital in California with the second highest number of COVID-19 cases. Donations to Santa Clara additionally served the two other county hospitals in that area. Each of the 5 total hospitals received 10,000 gloves, a few hundred eye goggles, and assorted masks and hand sanitizer donated by the public. Upon receiving the supplies, doctors and nurses were moved to tears and were very grateful for the donations.
None of this would be possible without our DHS PFSO. When asked to underwrite this project (replacement estimates are approximately $5K), they responded with a supportive yes. We are in this pandemic together and by working together we support each other. We’d also like to personally thank Science Co-Chairs Dr. Julianne Sundstrom and Brad Vereen, Science Lab Tech Richard Beard, Principal Maureen Byrne, Dr. Jim Byrne (Principal Byrne’s brother and the Chief of Labor and Delivery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital), DHS Assistant Principal Paul Faris, Robert Faris (Paul’s son and an Alameda County Paramedic), Catheryn Grier, Everett Sundstrom and all who donated their supplies, time, and energy to making this happen!