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PPG Donates 80,000 Masks to Hospitals in Five Cities, Including Pittsburgh, to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts

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PPG recently donated 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Huntsville, Ala., in support of Coronavirus relief efforts.

 

A supply of 20,000 N95 masks were distributed to UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh, PPG’s global headquarters community. An additional 50,000 surgical masks and 10,000 N95 masks in total were distributed to:

 

 

  • UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh;
  • New York area hospitals;
  • Cleveland, Ohio, area hospitals;
  • Henry Ford Health System in Dearborn, Mich., and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.;
  • Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala.

 

“PPG is proud to support the medical community as they courageously continue their work on the frontlines of this global pandemic,” said Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “As One PPG family, we will continue to work with our community partners to provide support and deploy resources wherever possible. We look forward to a brighter future, together.”

 

PPG has also partnered with General Motors to distribute additional masks to hospitals in the Detroit area, and utilize its global supply chain network to support Pittsburgh hospitals in overcoming supply chain shortages.

 

"We are extremely fortunate in this region to have an engaged, active and benevolent community, and this donation underscores that generosity," said Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive. "Thank you for helping to fill this critical need to assist our hospital and healthcare community during this extraordinary time in our county.”

 

“UPMC is incredibly grateful for PPG’s support through these unprecedented times,” noted Jeffrey A. Romoff, UPMC president and chief executive officer. “Our staff continues to be on the forefront of this pandemic. PPG’s mask donation will help us protect the health and wellbeing of our dedicated workforce, and allow them to continue serving patients in need.”

 

“Personal protective equipment is essential to ensuring the safety of healthcare professionals who are on the front lines of our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, Allegheny Health Network chief executive officer and president. “A heartfelt thank you to PPG for being a strong community partner in our efforts to safely care for our patients and help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve.”

 

PPG employs approximately 2,500 people in the Greater Pittsburgh Area; 65 people in New York City at its Paintzen office; approximately 2,500 people in the Northeastern Ohio area; 465 people in Michigan; and 700 people in Huntsville.

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