High school students start nonprofit to help health care workers get PPE
A group of high school students created a nonprofit to try and source PPE to donate to health care workers on the front line.
Eric Wang and Angela Osei-Ampadu, along with their classmates Harry Niles and Mark Chung, created Shielding our Defenders. Wang and Chung, who are both from Hong Kong, say they knew masks were more easily available in Asia.
The group created social media accounts to collect donations to purchase masks and keep the project organized. They have donated over 1,000 masks to hospitals, including those in the Bronx.
Osei-Ampadu's mother, a health care worker at Montefiore Medical Center, says she benefitted from the donation.
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