Popular donates 5,000 KN95 masks to health centers in celebration of National Health Center Week


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:16 am EDT


Virgin Islands
"Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future"

As part of its social commitment to the Virgin Islands, and in response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, Popular recently donated 5,000 KN95 face masks to various medical centers in USVI and BVI. The effort was made as part of the National Health Center Week, which took place from August 9 to 15, 2020.

"The donation was made to not-for-profit health care facilities outside of the primary hospitals that do not have access to major donations of personal protective equipment supplies," stated Oran Roebuck, Senior Vice President of Popular's Virgin Islands Region.   

The financial institution distributed the masks in three medical centers that provide direct services to the communities. The Frederiksted Health Care, Inc., a community based, non-profit health care center with three locations in St. Croix received 2,000 KN95 masks. Meanwhile, the St. Thomas East End Medical Center Corporation, federally qualified non-profit provider of comprehensive primary health care service on St. Thomas, received 2,000 masks as well. Finally, the BVI Health Services Authority, a client-centered health care facility in Tortola, received 1,000 KN95 masks.

“The masks were donated, in celebration of the National Health Center Week, to show support and appreciation for the access to affordable health care that community centers provide to the public,” added Roebuck. The 2020 National Health Center Week theme was “Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future”.

In the USVI and in the BVI, Popular is providing more than financial products and services to its communities. Now more than ever, during a global pandemic, the financial institution believes that its well-being is closely tied to the well-being of each of the communities it serves.

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The CEO of the Frederiksted Health Care, Inc., Massarae Sprauve-Webster, along with other staff members of the clinic, receiving the KN95 masks from Oran Roebuck, Senior Vice President & Division Manager of Popular’s Virgin Islands Region.

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