Chapter News

PPE Donations

While communities and states across the United States have enacted new measures and added travel and social distancing precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus, the need for personal protective equipment for those on the front-lines still remains high. Here at the NEIL American Society of Safety Professionals chapter we ask you to consider donating any PPE you may have spare including items such as:

  • Masks
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Thermometers


If you do intend to donate any of these items please double-check what the donation requirements are for the area/building you donating to. Listed below are a couple of websites with idea’s of where and how to donate. Feel free to check out your local police, firefighters, and hospital to see if they need donations as well!

How to Donate Personal Protective Equipment in Illinois to Help Combat Coronavirus


Australian Red Cross Donation

To assist those in Australia devastated by the bushfires that have ravaged the country since last July, the NEIL Chapter recently donated $1,000 AUD ($675 US) to the Australian Red Cross.

As bush fires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, The Australian Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.

In January of this year, funds to their Disaster Relief and Recovery fund started to significantly increase. The Red Cross made the following public commitments about the use of donations made to the fund from July 1, 2019:

  • Apart from $5m used to fund Red Cross emergency teams this year, all other funds will be used to support those affected by bushfires.
  • Assistance will be provided to individuals and communities impacted by bushfires that have occurred across Australia since July 1, 2019.
  • Up to 10 cents in the dollar will be used for essential administration support costs. We are working to keep these costs as low as possible.
  • All interest earned will be contributed back to the fund.
  • All funds will be used in Australia only.

2019 May ASSP Executive Meeting

The Chapter Charter was transferred to Tony Stephens (incoming President) by Claire Obuchowski (outgoing President) on May 31st, 2019.