Material Resources sends shipments of face shields and masks

Cartons of face shields shipped to Italy by Material Resources for use in the struggle against COVID-19. The contents are wrapped in black plastic to protect against pilfering. Photo courtesy of Material Resources

The Material Resources program of the Church of the Brethren has been making shipments of face shields and masks to Italy and other areas needing COVID-19 supplies. Working out of warehouse facilities at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., Material Resources staff inventory, pack, and ship disaster relief goods, medical supplies, and other materials on behalf of a number of partner organizations. 

A shipment to B’nai Brith in Italy included 20 pallets of face shields containing 540 cartons. The contents were covered in black to reduce the risk of pilfering.

Two additional shipments were designated for Italy on behalf of Brother’s Brother Foundation. Two health organizations will be receiving them in Italy.

On behalf of Brother’s Brother Foundation, the program shipped 2 pallets of masks to a facility in Boston, Mass.

Brother’s Brother Foundation also provided 21 cartons of exam gloves and 2 cases of tie face masks to the local community of New Windsor, via mayor Neal Roop.

Find out more about Material Resources at www.brethren.org/brethrenservicecenter/materialresources .