A group of five Georgetown University medical students are using their newly found spare time to help front line medical workers affected by a shortage of supplies during the COVID-19 crisis by creating “Med-Supply-Drive,” according to a report from ABC affiliate WJLA.
The group, which includes third-year student Teju Peesay, learned about a personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage two months ago, they formed the organization to help.
With their studies on hold because of the pandemic, the students began soliciting donations from dental offices, research labs, and others places, then distributing their haul to front-line workers.
Now, what was was once a small operation has ballooned into a massive one. They have donated more than 400,000 pieces of PPE and have 1,100 volunteers across the country.