Brian McAuliff, President of the Rotary Club of Patchogue, presented a check for $5,000 to Long Island Community Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard T. Margulis, to be used toward COVID-19 efforts.
The generous donation was made on behalf of the Rotary Club in support of the Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis Challenge at Long Island Community Hospital and will be matched, dollar for dollar by the Knapp family. The local club responded immediately after the hospital put out a call last week for financial assistance to secure vital personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N-95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, eyewear and other supplies and equipment. This equipment helps protect and assist Long Island Community Hospital healthcare heroes as they care for those in our community who are fighting this virus. The Rotary Club of Patchogue has been an ardent supporter of our hospital and we thank them for their support.