Amid the COVID-19 crisis and shortage of face masks and personal protective equipment, student housing community Auden Albany has announced that it will be donating 1,000 facemasks to SUNY Albany to support its program that gets new personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of first responders and healthcare professionals. The university program, launched by scientists in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is harnessing UAlbany’s 3D printing labs to produce new protective gear to meet the shortage being experienced at nearby hospitals as well as to protect first responders and campus police.
Auden Albany is one of the primary off-campus student housing communities at UAlbany, located just a block away from campus. Developed by NYC-based DMG Investments, Auden provides luxury student housing at affordable rates and focuses on providing high-end amenities to students such as fitness centers, study halls, game rooms, yoga studios and more. The community is also unique for the large, fully furnished apartment units that it offers that include private bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and washers and dryers in the unit.
Auden Albany’s decision to donate 1,000 face masks was informed by its guiding principle of not just providing housing, but a community and contributing to protecting that community in its greatest times of need.
More about Auden Albany can be found at: https://www.audenalbany.com/