Shifting into High Gear To Provide Greatly Needed N95 Masks and Gloves To Front Line COVID-19 Health Care Heroes
March 27, 2020 – Princeton, New Jersey – Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange (CURE), a not-for-profit full service provider of auto insurance in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, launches its “Drive for Docs” campaign to provide desperately needed N95 masks to protect doctors and caregivers as they treat patients with the Coronavirus. Having learned that auto body shops typically have N95 masks for painting their car parts and protecting themselves from toxic chemicals during that process, CURE reached out to its network of such businesses throughout New Jersey and started asking partners to donate a supply of masks and gloves for the state’s health care providers and hospitals during this trying time. CURE staff will collect donations from partner auto body shops in conjunction with the New Jersey Hospital Association. These masks and gloves will then be delivered to facilities in need. To date, CURE has received a handful of generous donations from businesses, including Paolercio Brothers Auto Body and Prince Auto Collision LLC. CURE is now ramping up its efforts based on the overwhelming positive response and is now looking to other sources, such as construction companies, for even more donations.
"We are in an unprecedented global pandemic and each of us have to do our part to support our medical practitioners. I feel strongly that we recognize that, while we may be relatively safe, we need to do our part to help those who are risking their lives every day for us. It is truly that dire,” says Eric Poe, Esq., CPA, chief operating officer for CURE Auto Insurance. “To no one’s surprise, when we called our auto body shop partners, they didn’t hesitate to pack a box for pick up. At this point, we don’t care how many masks can be donated, even one mask will make difference. We are ready to hit the collection road again and as a small way to show our thanks to our health care heroes."
Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange, (CURE) is a not-for-profit reciprocal exchange. Founded in 1990 by New Jersey Insurance Commissioner James J. Sheeran and award-winning insurance expert, Dr. Lena Chang as an answer to the insurance crisis in New Jersey, CURE continues to lead the way as the not-for-profit solution for responsible drivers and the "cure" for continuously evolving auto insurance problems. CURE is currently available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit https://www.cure.com/ or by calling 800-535-CURE.