Future Tech Enterprise, Inc. Donates 5,000 PPE Masks to Long Island Community Hospital
04/24/2020

Future Tech Enterprise, Inc., an award-winning global IT solutions provider, is stepping up to help the Long Island community hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Online PR News – 24-April-2020 – Holbrook, NY – Future Tech Enterprise, Inc., an award-winning global IT solutions provider headquartered in Holbrook, NY, is stepping up to help the Long Island community hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The company has donated 5,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) 3M KN95 masks to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue and another 1,000 to Island Harvest Food Bank, a leading hunger-relief organization on Long Island. The initiative was conceived and is headed by Future Tech CEO Bob Venero.

“I can’t express enough the gratitude and respect that I have for the heroes who are keeping us safe and secure,” said Venero. “Future Tech is doing everything we can to help these essential workers.”

“The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged and tested us all, and I have been inspired on a daily basis as our neighbors step up and step forward,” said Long Island Community Hospital President and CEO Richard T. Margulis. “This meaningful and important donation of 5,000 facemasks from our friends at Future Tech will provide our heroes with personal protection and peace of mind as they tend to our patients, and gives Long Island Community Hospital another level of reassurance that we will have the tools to continue to safely meet our challenges as this crisis continues.”

“We’re incredibly grateful to Future Tech for their caring and generosity,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “Future Tech’s donation will help ensure the health and safety of Island Harvest Food Bank’s staff and volunteers as we continue to provide much-needed food support to our Long Island neighbors affected by this unprecedented public health crisis.”

Venero tracked down the PPE gear via a social media post, paying $50,000 for the protective equipment. He credits Ryan Nece, a former professional football player and his Ryan Nece Foundation – which has donated tens of thousands of masks to a variety of health care providers – for helping him locate the KN-95 masks for purchase. Nece is the son of former NFL superstar and Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott.

“Anybody on the front lines who is putting themselves and their families at risk to support the sick deserves all the credit in the world,” said Venero. “It is vital that everyone in America get behind the workers on the front lines saving lives.”

“It’s very simple,” he added. “If we don’t get behind our front-line workers, we are not going to continue to have them there to support each and every one of us. They are saving lives every day. Their next patient could be your mother, grandmother, spouse, or you.”

About Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.
Future Tech Enterprise, Inc. is an award-winning IT solutions provider, headquartered in Holbrook, NY. Since its start in 1996, Future Tech has experienced rapid growth, becoming an IT partner-of-choice for leading companies and organizations in the aerospace, automotive, defense, education, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. We help companies maximize their full range of IT investments, delivering solutions for hardware/software procurement, configuration and imaging, hybrid cloud, cyber security, logistics, customized data science workstations, print management, advanced 3D printing, and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR).

About Long Island Community Hospital
Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. We are 100% focused on the community and committed to providing quality care with our greatly enhanced services reflected through the Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our highly advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility; our new modern surgical pavilion, our level III trauma center, and our high-touch services including women’s imaging, sleep laboratory, wound care, and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff – Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.