Local Businesses Stepping Up with Donations
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Local Businesses Stepping Up with Donations

Since the public appeal for medical products was first issued on March 23, 2020, City of Windsor and County of Essex staff have been processing donations and deploying products directly to frontline health care staff across the region.

Owing to the generosity of the local community:

  • Over 140 individuals or organizations have donated materials and supplies;
  • 3,200 N-95 respirator masks have been collected;
  • 32,000 surgical face masks have been received;
  • 43,000 pairs of disposable gloves have been donated;
  • 100 pairs of goggles or face shields have been collected;

Hand Sanitizer Produced Locally

Over the past few weeks, local businesses have taken significant steps, at individual corporate cost, to transition production to produce thousands of litres of hand sanitizer to support frontline workers in Windsor, Essex County and across the province.

Beginning today, April 28, 2020, the City of Windsor will be receiving 500 litres of product from BASF Canada, which expects to donate more than 11,000 litres over the next few weeks.  

To date, the City of Windsor has also received approximately 6,000 litres of hand sanitizer produced by local distillers, Hiram Walker & Sons.

The City of Windsor has mobilized staff and resources to further decant the donated sanitizer and distribute to frontline health care workers, police, fire, EMS, regional long-term care homes and social services staff.

With this additional delivery of product, the City of Windsor is now able to coordinate donations of hand sanitizer to our surrounding neighbours, such as the County of Essex, Town of Essex, Town of Amherstburg, Town of Leamington and Town of LaSalle.

“I’m humbled and grateful that many corporate leaders, large and small, have come forward to support the community’s fight against COVID-19,” said Mayor Dilkens. “It is truly wonderful to see this level of contribution—it underscores the tremendous community spirit that exists in Windsor.”

Donations are encouraged and still being accepted. Please visit the WFCU Centre (8787 McHugh Street) if you are able to make a contribution. Hours of operation remain Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm for the foreseeable future. Donors are asked to pull up to the Community Rink doors off the main parking lot where staff will provide direction after a short screening process. These items are being put to immediate use by hospitals, paramedics, fire, police and correctional services, as well as long-term care homes. 

Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information on municipal services. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit continuously provides updated information on the latest health advice and local COVID-19 data and regulations.

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