Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), announced today (March 26) that Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) is donating 2,000 N95 masks to local law enforcement agencies and hospitals in the state.
“We are using current supplies to meet specific requests,” Lance wrote in a tweet.
Mark Wakefield, SBOM disaster relief strategist, said the majority of masks — 1,600 total — were given to two hospitals, Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan and Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.
The Autauga County Sheriff’s Department and the Prattville City Police Department asked for and were given 200 masks each.
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams coordinated by local Baptist associations throughout the state use the masks for flood recovery response because they are the industry standard for protecting volunteers in spaces where mold and dust are generally present on surfaces and in the air, Wakefield said. (continued.)
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