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PPE Distribution Effort to NYCDS Members a Success

NYCDS worked with NYSDA and the New York City Department of Health to get a large shipment of PPE for distribution to members. In total, over 1,600 bags of PPE (which included at least 20 NIOSH approved N95 masks, a face shield, and a box of gloves) were handed out to members. This was a huge undertaking that involved sorting, reorganizing, and eventually distributing the free PPE to members over a three-day period in early June.

Many thanks to the Second District Dental Society for the use of their space and support. We also appreciate and thank the following NYCDS volunteers for their help in making this member benefit possible: Yakir Arteaga, Suchie Chawla, Joshua Chubak and two staff members, Ada Cooper and daughter Avery, Elaine Gonzales, Lois Jackson, Jim Jacobs, Mina Kim, Diane Laurenzo, Gabriela Lee, Michelle Lee, Ioanna Mentzelopoulou, George Pliakis, Helen Pliakas, Jaskaren Randhawa, Sara Shahi, David Shipper, Robert Sorin, Lawrence Spindel, Stacy Spizuoco, and Vera Tang.


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