1,000 N95 face masks donated by local business

Jack Moussaoui drops off about 1000 n95 masks to Dr. Damon Dagnone. Photo supplied.

He’s not a front-line health care worker, but Jack Moussaoui, owner of Town and Country Painting and Construction, has found a way to support the function of Kingston hospitals in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Moussaoui is donating approximately 1,000 N95 face masks to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and is calling on other local businesses that have a supply of the respiratory protective devices to consider doing the same.

box of N95 face masks
Box of N95 face masks ready for delivery to KGH

Moussaoui had the large supply of masks because they are often used as protective gear while painting and dealing with construction materials. But realizing that there was a more dire need for the masks than he would normally have used them for, Moussaoui resolved to make the donation as a show of practical support to front-line health professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moussaoui delivered the masks to friend and neighbour Dr. Damon Dagnone on Saturday, March 21. Dr Dagnone, who is an ER doctor at Kingston General Hospital, will in turn deliver them to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Moussaoui’s wife Maria hopes that everyone in the community will consider ways that their skills or supplies can be used to support the efforts to mitigate and eliminate COVID-19. “We can all do our part,” Maria encouraged.


13 thoughts on “1,000 N95 face masks donated by local business

  • March 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    What a great news story. Kudos to the Moussaoui’s for demonstrating community leadership in this time of tremendous adversity.

  • March 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Great men do great things! You sir, are a great man!! You saw a need and and helped to make it better! What more can one do but to show others the way!
    There is no scripture here but many thanks!

  • March 22, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Your generousity will always be remembered. You are exhibiting the meaning of kindness that is so needed in this time of such crisis. God bless you and keep you safe and healthy.

  • March 22, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    This is the kind of uplifting news we love to read about. Thank you Mr Moussaoui.

  • March 22, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Kudos to you and Maria for your generosity, Jack. Stay healthy!!

  • March 22, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Gives the heart a boost in these troubling times – thank you Jack Mossaoui of Town & Country Painting & Construction, personally I am a widowed senior the only thing I could think of to help was give $’s to the hospital and a charity, picked St. Vincent de Paul as they supply the community with much needed assistance to the underprivileged – they were so happy when my son took to them a cheque, they told him it costs more to give bagged lunches than a full course meal.

  • March 23, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Well done, Mr Moussaoui!!! You are an example to us all. The outgoing ripples from your good deed will come back to you, hundreds of times over! Bless you.

    • March 23, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Bravo…thank you for supporting our heroes. You and your wife are a wonderful example of caring human beings. Thank you for this and God bless.

  • March 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you, Mr.Moussaoui! We need them and we are very grateful! What a caring, generous person you are!

  • March 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    I also have a few boxes of N95 masks to donate who can I call or where to drop off?

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