HARTFORD – In an effort to raise awareness and money to buy emergency certified equipment, specifically masks, a statewide program masksforheroesct.org has been launched.
The grassroots partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will distribute the Level 1, FDA approved masks to hospitals, first responders and other frontline emergency workers to combat the Covid-19 virus.
Roughly 500,000 of the masks have already been distributed throughout Connecticut, House Republican member Vincent Candelora, 86th District, said. But hundreds of thousands more will be needed. Candelora said today marks the official start of the grassroots, charitable effort.
"All the money that is raised will go toward the purchase of these critical masks that our emergency workers desperately need to protect against this virus. Just the donation of 75 cents to this website will pay for a mask for a nursing home worker, a first responder or an elderly person living at home," Candelora said.