St. John’s alumni raising funds for COVID-19 frontliners

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Guam hospital medical workers are on the frontlines of the battle against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

The Saint John’s School Alumni Association is raising funds for COVID-19 frontliners on Guam.

According to Maria Leon Guerrero, who opened a GoFundMe account for the fundraiser, the initial goal of $5,000 has already been exceeded and $7,800 has already been raised!

“Our Guam hospital medical workers are on the frontlines of the battle against the deadly COVID-19 virus. Like most hospitals across the nation, we are facing a severe shortage of personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and face shields. Also, medical workers are required to take multiple decontamination showers every day in order to protect themselves and those they serve,” Leon Guerrero said in the GoFundMe page.

According to Leon Guerrero, the Saint John’s School Alumni Association was inspired by the medical professionals within their ranks who make a difference.

“Our goal is simple … to augment the hospital’s supply of critical protective equipment and hygiene products over the next several weeks. We know that officials are working tirelessly to get the resources that our hospital needs. Now more than ever, our community needs every able citizen to step up and help in whatever way we can,” Leon Guerrero said.

She added: “We know that many are struggling financially at this time. But for those that are able to spare a few bucks, it will go a long way towards ensuring that our medical professionals are properly equipped to defeat COVID-19.”

Following are the items that the alumni association seeks to acquire with the raised funds:

Medical Grade Masks
Face Shields
Gloves
Rubbing Alcohol
Shampoo
Bar Soap
Liquid Body Wash

“We will continue to work closely with our Guam hospital frontliners to ensure that your donations go only towards supplies that are actually needed and pre-approved for use by hospital officials,” Leon Guerrero said.

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