Profits Run Co-Founders Donate 1000 Masks to Covid-19 Overwhelmed Hospital in New York

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Bill and Gregory Poulos, co-founders of Profits Run, recently donated 1000 KN95 masks worth $2500 to Brooklyn, NY hospital, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Brookdale is currently above capacity for intaking COVID-19 patients, and the masks will help medical workers continue to treat patients safely.

It’s an honor to be able to support the hardworking healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of fighting this crisis.

Bill and Gregory Poulos, father son duo and co-founders of Profits Run, recently located and donated $2500 worth of KN95 protective masks to Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Brookdale is located in the vulnerable and underprivileged neighborhood in Brownsville. With the influx of coronavirus COVID-19 cases, the hospital has reportedly been critically low on necessary personal protection equipment (PPE).

In an interview with CNN, Brookdale hospital staffers said they were short on critical resources. At the end of March 2020, Brookdale had more than 100 patients test positive for COVID-19 and had 78 additional patients hospitalized as they awaited results. In the interview, Dr. Arabia Mollette said, "We need gowns, we need gloves, we need masks, we need more vents (ventilators).”

Poulos said, “It’s an honor to be able to support the hardworking healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of fighting this crisis. I hope the masks can help keep these essential workers healthy and protected as they continue to do their best to protect New York. I hope that others who are in a financial position to contribute consider making a similar contribution. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want help organizing a donation.”

New York continues to be the epicenter of COVID-19 in the US, with poorer neighborhoods disproportionately affected. At the time of writing, the United States has 1,128,117 confirmed cases, with New York City being home to nearly 304,372 cases alone.

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center was founded in 1910. Today, the hospital covers a 10-acre campus and has buildings devoted to inpatient, ambulatory, long-term care, senior living, and emergency medicine. It’s one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals and a regional tertiary care center. It provides 24-hour emergency services, numerous outpatient programs and long-term specialty care.

Poulos’ donated KN95 masks perform similarly to N95 masks. Although there are slight differences in their specifications, the CDC approved KN95 masks as a suitable alternative when N95s are not available. The Food and Drug Administration also announced that it will allow use of a more widely available mask that meets Chinese standards instead of American ones.

Bill Poulos co-founded Profits Run with his son, Greg Poulos. Bill Poulos is a financial educator, published author, and American investor. He is known for teachings on investment practices and philosophies. Profits Run is notable for its firm and consistent rules regarding risk management.

About Profits Run, Inc.
Bill Poulos co-founded Profits Run, Inc. with his son Greg Poulos in 2001. Profits Run Inc. is a financial publishing firm whose mission is to show people more simple and lower-risk ways to invest their money. Profit’s Run earned its name from a popular saying amongst traders, “Cut your losses and let your profits run.” Profits Run offers a multitude of products and programs, including Earnings Profit Alert, 20/30 Wealth Trader, Premium Income Alert, Automatic Income Engine, and Real Wealth Alert.

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