The Aboff family, owners of Aboff’s Paint Stores, have donated personal protective gear, usually used by painters and other construction workers, to the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
The Aboffs have given more than 4,200 N95 face masks and more than 130 protective suits and booties to help protect healthcare workers and other staff at the veterans home and the hospital.
Opening its doors in 1991, the LISVH at Stony Brook University is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility that also operates a 40 registrant adult day healthcare program.
“The donation was a lifesaver,” Fred Sganga, executive director of LISVH and a neighbor of Rod Aboff, said in a written statement. “Securing PPE for my staff has been our number one priority. We refuse to send our staff into battle without the proper protection. Aboff Paints stepped up to the plate when we needed it the most.”
Steven Bernstein, chief development officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, called Aboff’s “the quintessential community-minded business” for which Long Island is known.
“They are a strong presence in the Village of Southampton and our hospital is thrilled to have their generous support of personal protection equipment at this critical time,” Bernstein said in the statement.