An Elkhart couple has donated thousands of N95 respirator face masks to health-care workers in northwest Indiana. Bill and Kristin Fenech donated 10,000 of the masks to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established by United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
This story by Reed Parker originally appeared in Inside INdiana Business.
The masks are being distributed to Elkhart General Hospital, Goshen Health and nursing homes in the area to protect workers from contracting and spreading the virus.
“In the midst of extraordinary times, we have exceptional individuals stepping forward to help their community. Bill and Kristin Fenech are two such people. We are very grateful for their generous gift,” said United Way President and CEO Bill Rieth.
Beacon Health System and Goshen Health representatives already have begun receiving the masks, which have experienced an increase in demand as supplies dwindle.