TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Union Health received a donation of 1,000 surgical masks from parents of current and past students at the Rose-Hulman Institute.
93 families, who live in China, collaborated with the institution to make the donation.
The parents wanted to show their appreciation for health care workers and the community for keeping their children safe during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jared Goulding, Rose-Hulman’s Associate Director of Graduate and International Admissions, said their connection to the Wabash Valley is what led to the mask donation.
“These families feel this connection. But they’re also felt the effects of this probably earlier and more so than a lot of places. They want to help in any way that they can,” Goulding said.
According to Union Health’s Doug Smith, Supply Chain Director, the donation will last them around four to five days.
Smith said the hospital expects to receive more masks shipments in the upcoming days.