Standard Paint Donates 500 Masks to Medical Personnel in Yakima
Standard Paint and Flooring has donated 500 masks for medical personnel at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima. Hospitals and medical workers across the country are issuing desperate pleas for donations of respirators, to protect the doctors and nurses who are exposed to the coronavirus as they fight to save lives.
The respirators – known as N95 masks – aren’t just found in hospitals. They don’t look like the surgical masks that are commonly associated with medical procedures. Standard Paint and Flooring usually sells these masks to construction businesses and contractors.
One of the owners of Standard Paint and Flooring, Craig Myers commented in a press release from S,P,D &G Public Relations agency, that when they were asked if they had any masks in stock that they went and grabbed everything they had in their inventory. He also encouraged other businesses to do likewise.