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When businessman Vince Pollesel learned last month there was a dilemma locally about access to personal protective equipment before COVID-19 made its way to Canada, he knew he had to act.
“I’ve got some friends in the health care area,” said Pollesel, dealer principal at Crosstown Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. in New Sudbury. “They didn’t have enough protective equipment to deal with the pending crisis. They were all concerned.
“I understood a number of them were going to secure personal protective equipment and pay for it. I was approached by a couple of them and asked if I could donate. I said ‘absolutely.’”
That donation ended up being $10,000 to the Health Sciences North Foundation in early April to go toward the purchase of personal protective equipment for local front-line health care workers. Read more.