Thank you to Rotary Club of Bellport!

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On January 26, CEED was honored to be the recipient of a generous donation of PPE masks for adults and children from the Rotary Club of Bellport, presented by club President, Lorraine Kuehn.

The gift is part of a program by the Rotary to distribute eight million PPE masks. A recent press release by the Rotary Club of Bellport described the program:

On January 13, the “Million Masks Challenge, Take 2” traveled from New England to New York to Long Island’s Rotary District 7255. This Northeast regional Rotary project began with Mr. Ted Rossi, a Rotarian in Connecticut and the CEO of the Rossi Group, a well-known leader in the American hardwood industry. Mr. Rossi turned to his team with international logistics and sourcing capabilities and was able to obtain over 8 million PPE masks to be distributed throughout Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York. Rotary District 7255, under the leadership of District Governor, Jacquelyn Yonick, obtained 350,000 adults masks and 16,000 children masks to be distributed to 41 Rotary Clubs in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Members of these Rotary Clubs then redistributes the masks to those in need within their respective communities.

CEED is working hard to maintain good COVID safety protocols and was chosen by The Rotary Club of Bellport to receive several boxes of adult and children’s size masks to ensure masks are always available for CEED visitors and program participants. Lorraine Kuehn personally delivered the masks to CEED’s as part of the local club’s commitment to the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” They are delivering 4,800 masks to soup kitchens, youth and adult shelters, libraries, and children educational organizations throughout the Patchogue, Bellport, Brookhaven community. Thank you!

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