Saint Rose Health Services Nurse Practitioner Emily Ilowit with medical supplies donated to Albany Medical Center.
The College of Saint Rose is living part of its mission – service to the dear neighbor and meeting the needs of the times – by helping those in the surrounding community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 31, Emily Ilowit, nurse practitioner for Saint Rose Health Services, dropped off an assortment of medical supplies to Albany Medical Center, as a way to support those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. She delivered a car full of gowns, gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer, and masks.
“I went (Tuesday) to the AMC warehouse, and they were very happy to receive everything. They said the local PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies are OK for now, but they are expecting the pandemic to get worse before it gets better, and many of these items cannot be ordered new at this time,” Ilowit said. “So they are collecting anything they can to prepare for the worst and make sure all local hospital and essential doctors’ offices have what they need to stay safe.”
Chromebooks being distributed to students by the City School District of Albany were packed in Saint Rose backpacks donated by the College.
On April 1, the City School District of Albany began Chromebook distribution to students who were in need of technology in order to continue their studies at home while public schools in New York State were closed due to the pandemic.
The College donated 1,200 Saint Rose drawstring backpacks to hold the computers and show support for our neighborhood school district.
City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams with donated bags for the Chromebooks the district was distributing to students in need of the technology.
“In addition to a heartfelt thank you to our staff who have helped make this distribution possible, we would also like to thank our community partners at The College of Saint Rose, CDTA and CDPHP for their donations of 2,200 bags to help with the Chromebook distribution,” the district wrote in a social media post. “We appreciate everyone’s support, patience and understanding as we continue to work through these challenging times.”