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DNC organizers donate PPE, office supplies to Milwaukee organizations in need

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 12:08:39-04

MILWAUKEE — Democratic National Convention organizers are donating PPE and office supplies to Milwaukee organizations in need.

Due to the DNC going mostly virtual, the DNC committee has leftover PPE that was never used. Now, they're donating it to Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

PPE items being donated include plexiglass barriers, gowns, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer, and more.

In addition to the PPE, the committee is also donating office equipment like cubicles, conference tables, desks, office chairs, bookshelves, refrigerators, and more.

“It’s wonderful to see old convention items find a new home with community organizations who make a positive difference in the lives of the residents of our city,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “I’m especially thankful for the donation of personal protective equipment to Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. The donation ensures we are properly equipped to continue battling this pandemic and protecting the health of all Milwaukeeans.”

To determine what office items go where the committee sent a catalog of office equipment for donation to Milwaukee-based nonprofits.

Those nonprofits then selected what items they would want and how many of each item.

According to the convention organizers, "recipient organizations include Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Eras Senior Network, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Milwaukee Urban League, Northcott Neighborhood House, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, and many more."

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