Medline and the Northshore Community Foundation Donate Much-Needed Boxes of PPE to Nonprofits in Washington Parish and Throughout Region

By Medline Newsroom Staff | June 4, 2020

Forty boxes of essential personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies were delivered to critical nonprofits throughout Washington Parish and the Northshore region by the Northshore Community Foundation this week thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nation’s largest privately-held medical supplier and distributor Medline Industries located in Covington. Medline’s team has been working around the clock since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to get critical supplies to healthcare facilities to help treat virus victims and stop its spread.

Brilliant Mindz Community Center and the YMCA of Bogalusa were just two of the Washington Parish nonprofits who received the PPE boxes valued at nearly $250 each. Face masks, gloves, a touchless infra-red thermometer, bleach, disinfectant, sanitizing wipes and cleaning supplies, as well as a huge bottle of hand sanitizer were among the items included in the box to help these organizations reopen and safely resume serving. “With all that is going on we cannot believe that the Foundation thought of us and our struggle to reopen while staying safe. We are truly blessed to have this partnership for our organization and for our community.” said Dana Walker, Executive Director of Brilliant Mindz in Bogalusa.

“As a longtime member of this community, Medline is proud to stand with the Northshore Community Foundation and organizations on the frontlines helping those who need it most,” said Nick Latino, Medline’s Director of Operations. “Our Parish has a network of organizations performing a critically important role to help those impacted by COVID-19. It is essential they have the protective equipment needed to help others operate safely.”

The Northshore Community Foundation activated its Northshore Emergency Relief Fund in early April to deal directly with the emerging crisis in the region and has distributed nearly $375,000 to meet the most critical needs.

Medline has been serving hospitals and nursing homes on the Northshore and in the southern U.S. from their distribution center in Covington for more than 15 years. “Being a good neighbor for Medline goes beyond serving its customers in healthcare. It also means supporting organizations in our community who serve others —like us— especially in this time of great need,” said Susan Bonnett Bourgeois, CEO of the Foundation.

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To help continue supporting positive health outcomes for underserved communities that will be at even greater risk as a result of COVID-19, Medline has launched Medline CARES to give back where its more than 17,000 employees live and work in the U.S. Visit medline.com for more.

The Northshore Community Foundation was started in 2006 as a way to leverage generosity by uniting human and financial resources to enhance the quality of life on the Northshore. They have moved more than $58 million in philanthropic fuel through the region for the purpose of making the Northshore a better place. northshorefoundation.org

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