Recently, more than eighty pallets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was delivered and distributed at Sweetwater High School thanks to Last Mile San Diego and San Ysidro Health.
Several volunteers conducted health screenings and distributed hand sanitizer, face shields and hand-held thermometers to various residents, families and organizations in need of supplies in the South County region.
“We are honored and privileged to continue our collaboration with the city of National City,” said Maribel Gavin, Sweetwater High School’s principal. “Sweetwater High School is happy to work with our mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, and assist with the distribution of much needed PPE to our community members. Together we can continue to put safety and health measures in place and do our part to reduce COVID cases. This is one step closer to bringing students back to our campus.”
The South Bay has been hit especially hard during the coronavirus pandemic, in part because so many residents are essential workers and have contracted the virus on the job or traveling for work.
Representatives from the National School District, Granger Junior High, National City Middle School, Sweetwater High, Tijuana Hospital, the Teamsters Union, Project 1:1 and SD Labor Council were recipients of the PPE.
According to Last Mile San Diego’s website, the volunteer group was “founded by a San Diego emergency physician and her friend, who shared experiences and heard from other San Diego ER physicians and nurses that they were unable to access adequate PPE.”