Mayor Domenic J. Sarno applauds and is deeply thankful to all of our Springfield business community, especially CRRC for their very generous donation of 10,000 KN95 masks for our city’s dedicated police, fire, and frontline personnel.
“As federal and state agencies had previously denied our city requests for N95/KN95 masks for our police officers, fire fighters, and frontline providers, it’s so heartwarming that our business/private sector heard my clarion call for assistance by continuing to step up big time.” Mayor Sarno said. “I am so thankful to announce that today alone, CRRC Vice President Jia Bo personally came to Springfield earlier this afternoon to meet with me to deliver and donate 10,000 KN95 masks, 5,000 garments and additional goggles for our Baystate and Mercy hospitals, and city frontline personnel.”
Vice President Jia Bo stated, “It is a great pleasure and opportunity to support Mayor Sarno and Springfield who have always been a great supporter of CRRC. We heard the Mayor’s call for support loud and clear and we were happy to answer that call.”
Mayor Sarno stated, “Today, we also received generous donations of 400 N95 masks and 100 face shields from Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi for our Springfield Police Department, and 500 N95 masks from the Titeflex Company for our Springfield Fire Department. Since my public demand to federal and state agencies – our city has now received from our business/private sector nearly 12,000 PPE’s.”
Mayor Sarno added, “As we continue to take actions to defeat this COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is extremely important that when we start to phase back into normalcy following proper medical, health and science guidance, that without a current vaccine, we must remain prudent in our protocol efforts and stockpile the appropriate supplies. While we all want to get back to normalcy ASAP, we have seen other countries move to quickly, allowing this virus to reemerge again.”