Rye mom raises money to get protective gear for front-line medical workers

A Rye mother is lending a helping hand to front-line medical workers, by raising money to get them protective gear they desperately need.

News 12 Staff

Apr 15, 2020, 5:57 PM

Updated 1,501 days ago

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A Rye mother is lending a helping hand to front-line medical workers, by raising money to get them protective gear they desperately need.
Molly Howson initially wanted to donate hand sanitizer to emergency workers, but social media helped the gesture take on a life of its own. In less than a month, she raised more than $37,000.
"It’s primarily been through the Rye moms group on Facebook, as well as others I know in my community,” she says.
A total of 7,000 pieces of protective gear has been distributed to more than 15 different facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Connecticut.
Howson says her work is far from done.
"I feel like it’s the least we can do to support them and their jobs, so we wanna keep helping as long as we can and as long as the money is there,” she says.
Howson says every dollar goes a long way.  Donations can be made through Venmo @Molly-Howson or her GoFundMe.
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