Maspeth Federal Savings Bank has donated over 11,000 KN95 masks to local hospitals, first responders, nursing homes, and local businesses in Queens.
Both Elmhurst Hospital and Jamaica Hospital received a shipment of 1,500 masks, and others were given to our local FDNY Houses, NYPD Precincts and Nursing Homes.
The bank partnered with Assemblyman Brian Barnwell to coordinate the deliveries.
“My office was working hard to obtain vital masks for hospitals and emergency workers fighting the virus, but we needed a community partner,” said Barnwell. “Immediately, the team at Maspeth Federal stepped up and generously contributed the funds to make this happen."
“Because of their generosity and contribution, over 11,000 masks were purchased and secured for hospitals, emergency workers, and those at risk,” he added. “We truly cannot thank Maspeth Federal enough for what they did.”
To date, Maspeth Federal Savings has pledged over $50,000 to address needs arising from the pandemic, a number that is sure to grow over the coming weeks.
In addition to the mask donation, the bank has partnered with local restaurants, delicatessens, and other food service providers to offer free weekly meals to first responders.
The bank is also donating murals to Elmhurst, Jamaica, and Flushing Hospitals to honor our healthcare heroes.
“Thanks to partnering with Maspeth Federal Savings, Splashes of Hope artists are creating murals honoring our healthcare heroes on the front lines. Three murals will be donated to Elmhurst, Jamaica, and Flushing Hospitals in Queens, as these hospitals are in the center of the epidemic," said Sarah Baecher, Executive Director of Splashes of Hope.
All Maspeth Federal Savings branches remain open, and are thoroughly cleaned daily to protect customers, as well as bank staff.
Stay tuned for Maspeth Federal's next philanthropic effort, which will be announced within the next two weeks.