Earlier this year Northern Star Resources Limited, owner of the Pogo Gold Mine, donated $1.5 million worth of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) to Alaska communities with a focus on Fairbanks and the delta regions.
Lynden International arranged customs clearance and Lynden Transport delivered the supplies to the communities which were then distributed by Foundation Health partners to doctors, dentists and health providers who have been unable to secure PPE on their own.
“We value our partnership with Lynden and appreciate the help distributing these supplies,” says Wendie MacNaughton, external affairs manager for Northern Star. The shipment, which was the largest donation received from private industry, included 12,500 isolation gowns, 100,000 N95 masks and 400,000 surgical masks. “Lynden International employees were glad we could assist Northern Star-Pogo navigate the import challenges that come with these PPE imports, and we’re extremely grateful for their generous donation to Alaskan health care providers,” says Keith Hall, licensed customs broker for Lynden International in Anchorage.