Fryer maker Henny Penny has made a donation of 10,000 face masks to local healthcare and government organizations on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
The KN-95 masks are being distributed to workers in Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital and several other healthcare and first responder bodies.
“Once we became aware that our purchasing of masks included some of the KN-95 type, it seemed obvious that we needed to get these to the frontline fighters of the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Rob Connelly, Henny Penny chairman & CEO.
He continued: “We understood that the hospitals and first responders were in need, and public health messaging confirmed that ordinary citizens don’t need this level of protection.
“Our community has been through a lot over the past year. We are now in the midst of a crisis, but we are a strong and resilient community and I know we will overcome this. As we do that, I hope it bonds us even closer together.”
The company has since made available handmade, reusable coronavirus masks and face coverings, and paper masks, to its employee owners.