POET biorefineries across the Midwest have stepped up to help frontline workers fight COVID-19 by donating precious personal protective gear (PPE) such as masks, gloves, sanitizer and goggles.
POET Biorefining – Caro donated PPE supplies to McLaren Hospital and Compassus Hospice in Caro, MI. The team was able to donate 2000 pairs of gloves, 20 safety glasses, 30 N95 face masks, 17 N99 face masks and 2 safety goggles.
POET Biorefining—Preston donated personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to the Rochester Salvation Army in Rochester, MN. The team was grateful to have an opportunity, no matter how big or small, to help the people working on the frontlines of the pandemic and making a difference in our communities.
The team at POET Biorefining—Coon Rapids donated N95 masks to St. Anthony Hospital located nearby in Carroll, IA which was experiencing a severe shortage of PPE required to keep their health care staff and staff working on the frontlines of COVID-19 safe.
POET Biorefining—Marion donated 15 boxes of nitrile exam gloves to Ohio Health Marion General Hospital in Marion, OH.
POET Biorefining—Marion also facilitated a 60-Gallon Hand Sanitizer donation to the Lexington, KY Police Department. The sanitizer was made in partnership with Oakley Brothers’ Distillery who produced the sanitizer using ethanol supplied by the Marion biorefinery.