Science Teachers Donate Much-Needed Medical Supplies
In the wake of medical supply shortages due to coronavirus, St. Stephen’s science teacher Lauren Murphy reached out to colleagues Kathy McCain and Dean Mohlman about the immediate need for medical gloves in the Austin community. Realizing they could help with this urgent need, these incredible teachers gathered more than 5,000 medical gloves — earmarked for use during dissections in science classes — and donated the much-needed items to local physicians and nurses who can use them immediately.
Representative of the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) were extremely grateful for the supplies, noting that doctors and nurses across Central Texas are experiencing severe supply chain shortages of personal protective equipment. One TCMS representative even shared a story of a local obstetrician who was worried about doctors’ ability to deliver babies due to a lack of gloves.
Murphy, McCain and Mohlman ask all members of our school community to consider donating extra protective gear to support medical personnel in our community. Medical gloves, masks and other personal protective gear can be donated at the locations listed below:
HOPE Family Thrift Store, 1122 E. 51st St. Supplies will be collected from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through March 28
Celebration Church, 601 Westinghouse Road; Georgetown; Greater Mt. Zion, 4301 Tannehill Lane (east Austin); Life Austin, 8901 W Texas 71 in (southwest Austin) Donations accepted this week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at each location
The Travis County Medical Society, 4300 N. Lamar Blvd. Donations accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the foreseeable future