The Rotary Club of Launceston has donated $5000 worth of personal protective equipment to two disability support organisations to help keep their workers safe.
Club secretary Ross Hart said the branch wanted to assist the community during COVID-19 and the decision was made to support Launceston's Li-Ve and Multicap.
"We thought we would make our donation to workers who in particular are dealing with disabled people or others in the community in in-home care," he said.
"These are the N95 PPE units, it's not just masks, these are the finer masks that are used in a hospital setting.
"We made some inquiries... and the feedback we had was that priority was in disability care and in-home care so that's why we looked to them."
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About 1200 pieces of N95 masks were donated to the disability providers on Wednesday.
Li-Ve Tasmania coordinator Roslyn Hodge said it was an amazing, generous donation from the club.
"It's really beneficial because we're having a lot of trouble getting PPE and to get these masks is like a windfall," she said.
"We've got equipment now to give to our workers to go out into the community to be able to assist people without having to worry."
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