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Mayor Margo contributes to Fund for First Responders

Just last week, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation established the EP COVID-19 Medical Equipment and Supply Fund last week to support the production and acquisition of needed protective equipment for front line workers.

Mayor Dee Margo was among the first to contribute personally to the new fund with a significant gift for PPE for the City of El Paso Police Department.

“Ensuring the safety of our community is the top priority of our police department at all times, and especially during this time,” says City of El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. “We are grateful to Mayor Margo, for stepping up with this generous personal gift to ensure the health and safety of our police force as they work to serve our community.”

“I am blessed to be in the position to give back to our City that has given me so much,” said Mayor Dee Margo. “This personal donation of facial masks to the El Paso Police Department, through the PDN Foundation COVID-19 Medical Equipment and Supply Fund, will ensure their safety and wellness while responding to our public safety needs during our fight against COVID-19. We are a generous community driven by strength and unity.”

The EP COVID-19 Medical Equipment and Supply Fund has raised nearly $15,000 for protective equipment including an $8,400 gift from the Mayor, for the purchase of PPE for the El Paso Police Department from MFI International.

The balance of funds have been raised to support the production of face masks and face shields by a team of local 3D printers including the non-profit Fab Lab of El Paso. These local makers are using available 3D printing capabilities to fashion masks and shields for front line health care workers including physicians, nurses and staff at Centro de Salud Clinica La Fe.

Protective equipment – whether made locally or sourced by other providers – is an on-going need in our community.

For more information on how you can help, visit pdnfoundation.org.

Photo courtesy City of El Paso

Rep. Gonzalez, Socorro High Join Forces for First Responders Teddy Bear Drive

While First Responders are tasked with responding to traumatic events, taking care of the affected children is our community’s responsibility.

Texas State Representative Mary González has joined Socorro High School in a donation drive for stuffed animals, that will be distributed to children who have experienced loss or trauma.

“As a community, we must ensure that we are doing everything we can to help the youngest among us,” Rep. González said. “If you are able to donate to the drive, it will truly brighten the day of kids who are affected by loss or trauma.”

“Our children are the most significant component of our society,” said Rep. González. “They truly are our future – this teddy bear drive is a small but meaningful way to help those kids in need.”

Donations can be dropped off at Socorro High School’s Student Activities located at 10150 Alameda Avenue, or at Rep. Gonzalez’ District Office, 11200 Santos Sanchez- Wellness Center.

The goal is to receive 1,000 stuffed animals by October 31st.

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