4/22/20—During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Annie Wright Schools (AWS) community is supporting its local physicians and nurses, first responders, essential service providers, and many others who devote themselves to continually working under perilous and stressful conditions.
AWS families are supporting these community members by securing Protective Personal Equipment (PPE). Families of Chinese students attending AWS have organized sending 40,000 surgical masks, including the much-needed N-95 masks, to local hospitals in the greater Tacoma, Washington area. A current parent, who is an executive for an outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer, is using a Seattle based factory to produce medical masks, pledging 200,000 daily by June. A group of parents organized to purchase over 100,000 surgical disposable gloves, and a parent-owned restaurant has been discounting and delivering donated meals to local hospitals for healthcare providers.