Five million non-medical masks are on their way to Niagara municipalities thanks to a donation from MedSup Canada to the Niagara Health Foundation.
MedSup Senior Vice-President of Sales Ryan David, a lifelong Niagara Region resident, wanted to make a meaningful donation to the community.
“From a company perspective, MedSup Canada is committed to keeping Canadians safe and is grateful to be in a position to provide the masks to various communities across Canada. From a personal perspective, I’ve lived in Niagara my entire life, and wanted to make sure this donation would benefit the area my family and friends call home,” said David.
Nearly 80 pallets, containing 62,000 masks each, were delivered to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on Dec. 10. Niagara Region’s Community services noted that over 1.7 million masks were distributed to local service agencies that assist vulnerable populations across the regions.
Municipalities have been picking up masks today at the centre. In the upcoming days, municipalities will coordinate distribution to service agencies and contact other services in need to allocate additional masks.
“Time and time again through this pandemic, Niagara has proven its resiliency and capacity for giving and collaboration, and today’s donation is an excellent example of each,” said Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley. “All of Regional Council expresses its sincere thanks to MedSup and Niagara Health for their generosity.”