Skip to main content
scroll to top
For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020

Contact

Communications Director
(603) 271-2121 | [email protected]

New Hampshire Secures 400,000 Gowns for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Concord, NH - Today, Governor Chris Sununu, Deborah Scher, Executive Advisor to the Secretary, Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dean Kamen, and local VA officials, greeted a FedEx cargo plane carrying 400,000 gowns to be shipped to VA hospitals across the country on the tarmac of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

“New Hampshire is here to help,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “We all have our skill sets, and New Hampshire has become an expert at procuring PPE. When Secretary Wilkie called, I let him know that this was a mission New Hampshire would take on. This is an all hands on deck effort, and New Hampshire is proud to play our part to help deliver these lifesaving materials to VA hospitals across the country.”

Through the leadership of Governor Sununu and his championing of VA causes, the ingenuity, humanitarian-focused efforts and patriotism of Dean Kamen and the whole team at DEKA, the NH National Guard and our team at VA Manchester, we have been able to put together a coalition unlike any other in the nation," said Deborah Scher, Executive Advisor to the Secretary, Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. "New Hampshire is the single most dependable source for PPE for the entire VA serving 9M Veterans and protecting our healthcare workers.  The department could not be more grateful."