Together Credit Union donates 1,300 N95 particulate respirator masks for medical professionals
ST. LOUIS, MO (April 14, 2020) — Together Credit Union has delivered 1,200 N95 particulate respirator masks by 3M to the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Taskforce and 100 additional masks to Abbott EMS. Healthcare workers at BJC HealthCare, SSM Health, and St. Luke’s Hospital, and Abbott ambulance technicians will benefit from the donation.
“Our business continuity team discovered a surplus of N95 masks, which we knew immediately could be a great benefit for medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 virus on the front lines,” said Pier Alsup, Chief Community Engagement & Social Responsibility Officer.
According to the mask’s producer, 3M<https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/worker-health-safety-us/covid19/>, “Global demand for supplies used by our customers to treat and help protect people, such as respirators, is currently exceeding supply. 3M expects demand for respirators to outpace supply for the foreseeable future.”
As of April 13th, there have been 4,388 confirmed cases and 114 deaths from COVID-19 in Missouri, with St. Louis City and St. Louis County accounting for over half of each.
“St. Louis is the most affected region in Missouri by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together Credit Union is committed to the important role we play in individuals’ lives and the communities we serve, and we are proud to support and thank the medical professionals who risk exposure daily in their vital role caring for patients,” added Alsup.
To show thanks for medical professionals in the St. Louis region, Together Credit Union is also a proud partner in the Kindness Meals STL initiative. Led by Park Central Development, Kindness Meals support emergency center staff and local businesses. Meals are made by local restaurants and delivered to ER front-line teams at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital seven days a week.
For more information regarding this announcement, please contact Julie Linder, Public Relations & Events Strategist, by calling (573) 268-0639.
About Together Credit Union
Together Credit Union has undergone significant change. We have moved from a product-focused organization to a member-centric organization. We rely heavily on feedback from our members and market data to invest in our communities strategically. This sustainable growth model is achieved by the hard work of every employee at Together, and because of them, I am here today,” noted Kraus.
Kraus will be honored at the Titan 100 awards celebration on April 18th at The Armory. For more information regarding this release, please contact Julie Linder, Brand Connections Manager, at 573-268-0639.