Roosevelt Island residents team up to buy, donate PPE to local hospital

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Residents of Roosevelt Island banded together as “Friends of Coler” to donate PPE to the island’s Coler Hospital on Thursday.

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright (D-76) and other residents personally delivered boxes of surgical masks, respirators and gloves on Thursday morning.

The group received 600 surgical masks and donations to buy 325 N95 and KN95 respirators, 400 gloves and three K90 respirators.

“Roosevelt Island residents opened their hearts and responded with great generosity and without hesitation,” Seawright said.

Coler Hospital typically serves patients in need of long-term care and rehabilitation, but is treating victims of the pandemic as well, adding 350 beds March 27 to try to keep up with the increased need.