Councilwoman Dorsey secures international donation of 20,000 PPE to support city-wide effort to fight COVID 19 virus

May 12, 2020

Louisville – Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) has announced several groups will benefit from a major donation of 20,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) from Louisville Metro’s Sister City in Jiujiang, China.

“For several weeks, I have been in discussions with city leaders in Jiujiang, China, and The Kentuckiana Chapter of the Association of Chinese Americans to secure these needed supplies for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Dorsey. “Now that the donations have arrived, it is time to get them to those who need them.”

First responders in Louisville Metro will get the bulk of the donations, which include masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

The Councilwoman dropped off a donation of PPE on Tuesday to the Park DuValle Senior Center to be distributed to seniors in District 3. PPE will also be given to TARC drivers to ensure everyone who needs a mask has one if they use TARC to get to and from work or shopping.

There will also be PPE given to the Metro Council for any office which may have a need for masks in a council district.

The Councilwoman will also make sure that the City of Shively and the Hope Wellness Center has a needed supply of PPE in the event there are citizens who need protection from COVID 19.

Last month, The Kentuckiana Chapter of the Association of Chinese Americans presented the city with a donation of 64,000 gloves and 3,500 masks to the Metro Distribution site, which were collected locally to assist first responders in the city.

“We are truly fortunate to have a working partnership here in Louisville and around the globe in China as we all work hand in hand to defeat COVID 19,” said Councilman Dorsey. “I am so delighted to have been a part of this effort.”

For more information about the PPE donation, contact Councilwoman Dorsey’s Office at 574-1103.