Gathering PPE Donations for Hoosiers’ Healthcare Heroes
After learning of local hospitals running low of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), our employees in Northwest Indiana pooled together N95 masks, coveralls, goggles, safety glasses, nitrile gloves and shoe covers in an effort to support our healthcare workers and emergency responders on the front line during this crisis. We are proud of our teams’ actions to help our healthcare heroes, which included Sherwin-Williams stores in Merrillville, Dyer, Crown Point, Portage, Hammond, Valparaiso, and Valparaiso North.
A couple of hours southeast, in the center of the state, the Indianapolis team donated 40 gallons of Paint Shield® that will be used on two floors at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville. The two floors are being converted to provide space for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of that same team also donated PPE to Eskenazi Health, the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County.
Sherwin-Williams also donated an additional 1,500 gloves and 5,000 N95 masks to the state. Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a statement that the Indiana National Guard and other state agencies will distribute the products to hospitals across the state, which are bracing for a shortage of PPE supplies.
“Sherwin-Williams salutes the heroic efforts of the first responders who are always there for us, especially now,” said Mary Garceau, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Sherwin-Williams. “We’re pleased to donate protective masks and gloves to Hoosier health care workers at this critical time, and we’re proud of our employees, who every day make it possible for Sherwin-Williams to continue supporting communities across the country.”
The Indiana National Guard continues to support the growing needs of all state agencies, including the Department of Correction, as COVID-19 continues to impact all Hoosiers.#InThisTogether @GovHolcomb @IndianaDOC pic.twitter.com/XU2gEWoDek
— Indiana National Guard (@INGuardsman) April 14, 2020
We are grateful for the men and women of the Indiana National Guard for distributing these critical supplies, and for everything they are doing to help our Indiana communities during this crisis.