Northwood Asset Management Group announces participation in the donation of n95 masks to help protect local healthcare professionals in their efforts to stay safe while caring for the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks were donated to nurses at the Ellicott Center, a skilled nursing facility in downtown Buffalo, NY. Local news stations, WIVB and WKBW were on-site to record the generous donation.

The state of New York has been hit particularly hard with the COVID-19 global outbreak. With at least 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 30, 2020, New York medical professionals are in dire need of additional supplies. Unable to keep up with the protective equipment demands of nurses, doctors, technicians, and other healthcare workers, many hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country have been conserving or reusing n95 masks. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has put excessive stress on the demand for supplies. The need for important personal protective equipment of some healthcare organizations is exceeding the allocation from distributors and causing insufficient supplies of protective devices such as the n95 respirator.

“Northwood Asset Management Group is committed to helping our Western New York neighbors. We recognized a tremendous need for protective devices among our healthcare workers,” says President Andrew Fanelli. “Our executive staff immediately set out to find a way for NAMG to help keep medical professionals and their families safe. Through our participation in the shared donation of n95 masks, we are able to demonstrate our thanks to local healthcare heroes and help keep them protected as they fight the coronavirus pandemic and care for our community.”

N95 masks are one of the necessary supplies that our medical professionals need to properly serve the community. They serve a vital function in helping to halt the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, surgical n95 masks are recommended for healthcare professionals who need protection from both airborne and fluid hazards. Also referred to as a medical respirator, the n95 mask provides a 95% protection level against very small airborne particles which is a significantly higher rate of protection than looser fitting and thinner surgical masks which only provide barrier protection against droplets.

“We are all in this together,” continues President Fanelli. “Our healthcare workers are putting themselves in potential danger during this epidemic and Northwood is grateful for this opportunity to help them. We cannot express the depth of our gratitude for their endless dedication in this difficult battle against COVID-19.”

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov. To read more about Northwood Asset’s donation, please visit sweetbuffalo716.com

About Northwood Asset Management Group

Northwood Asset Management Group (NAMG) is a nationally-licensed, professional third-party debt collection company representing creditors in the resolution of account balances. Northwood Asset Management is committed to delivering services with professionalism, respect, and complete compliance. NAMG actively gives back to the communities we serve while working hard to find mutual agreements between creditors and account holders that enable both parties to move forward. The Company was founded in 2012 and is located in Williamsville, NY.

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