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Heathwood Alumni Launch Website to Connect Health Workers with Masks

Monday, April 20, 2020

Heathwood alumni Sanford and Townsend Zeigler have combined their talents and expertise to launch a website, https://www.heroesneedmasks.com/, that serves as a nationwide resource connecting healthcare providers who need personal protective equipment (PPE) with those who are able to provide it.

The website came about after Sanford Zeigler, a heart surgeon who's medical director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, posted on social media about the needs of the medical community. The response was a flood of donations, and Sanford's brother Townsend, who works in marketing in Nashville, saw an opportunity to get the word out even further by creating a website.

On the site are lists of needed supplies and locations where they can be dropped off, as well as a form healthcare providers can fill out to request PPE. (And for those in the Midlands who may have PPE available for donation, Lexington Medical Center is one of their drop-off sites.)

We're proud that these alumni are making such a difference in this time of critical need.