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Middle Village pharmacy owner’s donation of 2,000
surgical face masks distributed to NYU Langone Health
BY BENJAMIN MANDILE
The owner of AJ’s Village Chemist in
Middle Village donated 2,000 face
masks April 15 amid the shortages
of personal protective equipment facing
New York City hospitals.
The standard surgical masks were
donated by April 17 to NYU Langone
Health through Councilman Robert
Holden’s offi ce.
“With shortages of PPE at every
level of government, these masks
will go a long way toward helping our
frontline workers who don’t need the
added stress of not having enough PPE
to do their jobs,” said Ryan Kelley, a
spokesman for Holden’s offi ce.
Joseph LaSala, the owner of AJ’s Village
Chemist (located at 74-05 Metropolitan
Ave.), contacted Holden’s offi ce
directly, which donated the masks to
NYU Langone Health based on needs,
outreach by Holden’s offi ce and the
needs of organizations who have
contacted the councilman’s offi ce.
Donations of masks, gloves, face
shields, gowns, booties and hand sanitizer
are all welcomed at Holden’s offi ce,
which will forward it to groups in need. Courtesy of Holden’s offi ce
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