Timely Arrival of Generously Donated Face Masks for Vinnies


The St Vincent de Paul Society is thanking Full Support for its generous donation of 1.6 million face masks.

“The arrival of the first shipment of these masks has been timely, with Sydney facing a new COVID outbreak.

“800,000 face masks have been delivered to our Sydney warehouse, where they will be distributed to members and volunteers who need them.

“We take the COVID safety of our members and volunteers seriously and we’ve been working since the beginning of the pandemic to make sure they have everything they need.

“This generous donation from Full Support and, on behalf of the Society in NSW, I would like to thank them” St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Acting CEO, Yolanda Saiz said.

“Another shipment of 800,000 face masks arrived in Melbourne for distribution to volunteers in Victoria.

“This will be a great boost to help keep our amazing volunteers doing what they’re do best during the pandemic.

“While the worst of the pandemic has passed in Victoria, masks are still mandatory in spaces greater than 2000sqm and in shopping centres, so having ready access to face masks will keep our amazing volunteers continue to assist vulnerable people in a safe way.” St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria spokesperson Andrew McKenzie Said.

About the donation, Full Support CEO Sarah Stoute added, “Full Support is proud to have been able to support such a good cause – ensuring those who are very much at the frontline of this pandemic have access to suitable PPE to keep them safe.

“Partnering with Ligentia logistics, we were able to ship 1.6 million face masks, completely free of charge.

“When people think of those most in need of PPE it’s usually doctors and nurses who come to mind. But it’s vital that volunteers for charities like the St Vincent de Paul Society can keep running in these difficult times, and we’re happy to have helped.”

Find out more about the brilliant work the St Vincent de Paul Society do here: www.donate.vinnies.org.au


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