Rolling Meadows parks, District 57 donate supplies
A group of Rolling Meadows residents is coordinating a grass-roots medical supply drive to benefit Northwest Community Hospital and Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.
The effort so far has yielded a donation of 2,000 gloves from the Rolling Meadows Park District and couple hundred gloves, gauze pads, ace wraps, Band-Aids and thermometer probe covers from Mount Prospect Elementary District 57.
The donations were split evenly between the hospital and senior community, according to organizer Kevin O'Brien, who also is Rolling Meadows' Ward 3 alderman.
O'Brien said to honor the request of reducing traffic to hospitals, a Rolling Meadows neighbor who is a front-line nurse practitioner at Northwest Community will be taking the supplies there. Another local resident works at Lutheran Home and put out a call for help on supplies, O'Brien said.