FSE appeals to students:
‘Donate your safety goggles and masks’
Using the hashtag #allebrillenverzamelen (#collectallthegoggles) Jurriens, communication adviser for the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), is trying to reach his students online. ‘I can guarantee you no one is using their safety goggles right now’, he says. In the meantime, healthcare facilities in the north of the Netherlands are suffering a shortage of medical equipment due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
‘Please give your equipment to people who need it’, says Jurriens. Students can drop off their things at MartiniPlaza, where a central collection point has been set up. In addition to face masks and disposable gloves, people can also donate surgical masks, and even goggles to protect against fireworks.
Distributed as needed
All the materials collected at MartiniPlaza will be distributed to the healthcare facilities as needed. ‘Please hand in what you have; they really need it’, says Jurriens.
FSE has donated four hundred pairs of safety goggles. ‘The biologists showed up with disposable gloves and disinfectant. I hope the students follow in their footsteps and take their stuff to the MartiniPlaza.’
The medical equipment can be handed in at MartiniPlaza every day between noon and six p.m., including on the weekends. UMCG staff is on hand to approve the materials.