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Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech Donates Medical Supplies to New Bedford EMS

After hearing the calls from medical professionals that they don’t have enough medical supplies we recognized that we could help in a small way here in our area by donating these items, while at the same time teaching our students a valuable lesson about how everyone in our community can make a difference.

James O'Brien

GNB Voc-Tech

New Bedford, Massachusetts – To assist medical professionals as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School today donated hundreds of medical supplies normally used for vocational education training to the New Bedford Emergency Management Service.

These items, from GNB Voc-Tech’s medical assisting, dental assisting, nurse assisting/health assisting, and Emergency Medical Technician programs were delivered earlier today by Superintendent/Director James O’Brien, Medical Assisting Teacher Pauline O’Brien, and Facilities Manager Zeb Arruda to the New Bedford Emergency Management Operations Center.

The medical items donated include:

    • N-95 face masks
    • Medical gloves
    • Face shields
    • Isolation gowns
    • Infection control kits
    • Alcohol prep pads

“In these very difficult times, we all must do what we can to help our first responders and medical professionals so they can do their jobs safely while protecting their own health,” said James L. O’Brien, Superintendent/Director of Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. “After hearing the calls from medical professionals that they don’t have enough medical supplies we recognized that we could help in a small way here in our area by donating these items, while at the same time teaching our students a valuable lesson about how everyone in our community can make a difference.”

About Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School:

Our mission at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School is to provide an education that is rigorous, relevant, and meaningful to each student in a safe and supportive environment, resulting in academic, career, and technical excellence. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, GNBVT is the among the largest vocational-technical high schools in Massachusetts serving New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fairhaven. The education and the vocational skills provided by GNBVT prepare students for the workforce or higher education by making them well-rounded and responsible citizens. We instill passion in our students, which produces internal drive, enthusiasm, and pride. Through perseverance, we ensure that our students receive the best education and experiences by offering over two dozen career majors. With a graduation rate of 90.1%, GNBVT is committed to student success and encourages lifelong learning. Since 2009, 100% of GNBVT graduates have had a post-secondary plan which includes college, further technical training, work, or military.