TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today thanked the CDC Foundation for generously donating 30,000 European certified high-grade protective masks to the City of Trenton to further the fight against COVID-19.
The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.
“This is a welcome gift for the community,” stated Trenton’s Mayor Gusciora. “The impact will be felt immediately among our most at-risk populations. This donation from the CDC Foundation will ensure that our First responders, and City workers will continue to have the necessary personal protective great to best support our residents.”
Former Mayor Doug Palmer helped to facilitate the initial conversations between City officials and representatives from the CDC Foundation.
“I’m just thankful that the CDCF recognized the need here in the Capital City. When I heard that they had PPE’s to donate, we made sure to get Trenton on their radar, and had a conference call that very same day. The City put together a very comprehensive application, and that made the job a lot easier.” Stated Mayor Palmer.
“Our City is far from done. But we see a light at the end of the tunnel, and these PPE’s are helping to get us there.” Concluded Gusciora.