Monroe County Legislature President Dr. Joe Carbone (Irondequoit) and County Legislator Karla F. Boyce (Henrietta, Mendon, Pittsford & Rush) joined Karla Fichter, CEO, and David Rydell, president, of Diamond Packaging
, to donate 10,000 face shield masks to UR Medicine Home Care in Webster, NY. The face shields were designed, manufactured, and donated by Diamond Packaging.
“It’s great to see local businesses stepping up to help others! We were honored to join leaders from Diamond Packaging and UR Medicine Home Care as 10,000 face shields were donated to healthcare heroes who are helping our community amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Boyce and Dr. Carbone.
“These masks protect the eyes, so when our staff goes into patients’ homes, they’re fully protected,” said Jane Shukitis, president and CEO of the University of Rochester Medicine Home Care. “And they also wear a gown, they wear gloves, they wear covering on their feet, but this has been one of the products that have been really helpful.”
“We saw an opportunity to help in this challenging time,” Fichter added. “We have the technical and design capabilities, resources, and material availability that a lot of companies just don’t have right now. We’ve been working on designing, redesigning, and improving the face shields to come up with something that can truly benefit all of the brave people out there on the front lines every day and taking chances for themselves and their families.”