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PLU donates medical supplies to help Pierce County in fight against COVID-19

Posted by: / March 30, 2020
PLU's Division of Natural Science, School of Nursing, and School of Arts and Communications teamed up to donate more than $10,000 in essential medical supplies to the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center for use in the fight against COVID-19.

Image: PLU’s Division of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Arts and Communications teamed up to donate more than $10,000 in essential medical supplies to the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center for use in the fight against COVID-19.

By Thomas Kyle-Milward
Marketing & Communications

TACOMA, WASH. (March. 30, 2020) — Pacific Lutheran University has donated more than $10,000 in essential medical supplies to the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center for use in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collaboration of campus partners.

The university’s Division of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Arts and Communications teamed up to pool excess on-hand items such as disposable gloves, N95 masks, gowns and safety goggles — resources that are in increasingly short supply across the nation during this pandemic.

“PLU had supplies that were in critical need in our community and were not currently being used,” said Teri Phillips, the university’s chief operating officer. “So donating those supplies to those needing them most was an easy decision.”

Campus Safety members delivered the pallets of donated supplies by van to the Pierce County EOC late Friday afternoon.

“It was extremely important that PLU donate as much as possible to the community need, it is part of our mission of care,” Phillips said. “We hope our donation can have an impact for those on the front lines.”