Muslim-American charity donates much needed gloves to Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields

The Bridgeview-based Zakat Foundation last week donated thousands of pairs of much needed medical gloves to Franciscan Health Hospital in Olympia Fields and hospitals on the South Side.

“We have a shortage of (personal protective equipment, just like every other hospital,” said Yvonne McCauley, internal medicine program coordinator for Franciscan Health.

She said she’s been working from home reaching out to whomever might have any medical gloves, n95 masks, gowns or face shields.

McCauley said she’s called everyone she can think of, including pharmacy representatives and tattoo parlors.

“My people are on the front line and I’m very worried about them,” she said.

The equipment helps protect health care workers from infectious diseases. There has been a national shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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