Henry Schools donates N95 masks, other medical equipment to county hospital

Henry Schools has donated several cart loads of medical supplies, including hard-to-find N95 face masks, to the county’s hospital.

Answering a state request that school Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education programs pitch in the battle againts COVID-19, teachers in the district went to their schools and emptied out their medical supply closets.

They found isolation gowns, bouffant caps, shoe covers and surgical and regular gloves, which they gave to Piedmond Henry Hospital.

“It was amazing that we had supplies that the hospital was totally out of,” Sandra Martin, Henry County healthcare science lead teacher, said in a release.

Credit: HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS

Credit: HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS

Piedmont Henry welcomed the help.

“This is obviously a very challenging time for all hospitals and healthcare providers, so it is a blessing to receive support from our partners in the community,” said Dr. Lily Henson, CEO of the hospital. “This donation from Henry County Schools will help keep our staff and our patients safe. It also shows how strong this community is when we work together.”