BENNINGTON — The Bennington Rotary Club has donated 9,000 medical-grade face masks to Southwestern Vermont Health Care.
Dana Rozycki and Vicki Wilson, co-presidents of the Bennington Rotary Club, presented the masks to Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s director of materials management, Ron Keefer, and Tom Dee, SVHC’s president and CEO.
“One of our main goals is to assist organizations worldwide that are fighting deadly diseases,” Rozycki said. “So we’re happy to bring that home to our friends and neighbors at SVHC.”
Bennington Rotary Club provided a total of $4,340 for the purchase of the personal protective equipment. The club participated in the Rotary District 7870 COVID-19 Global Grant Program, in which funds provided by Bennington Rotary were multiplied by 3.5 times through a match at the district level.
“SVHC has been extraordinarily fortunate for the support it has received throughout the pandemic,” Dee said. “Our healthcare providers are very grateful for this contribution from the Bennington Rotary. The masks will be put to good use serving our community members.”
Bennington Rotary Club is a part of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 200 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 Rotary clubs. Learn more at www.BenningtonRotary.or or Facebook.com/BenningtonRotary.