Based on usage data and the School District of Philadelphia opening summer programs for students, Stronghold Group donated 600,000 additional 3-ply masks to be used by students, faculty, and teachers. This brings the total number of donated 3-ply masks to just over 1.1 million. Stronghold Group looks forward to partnering with and donating to the School District of Philadelphia more in the future.
The Stronghold Group is truly grateful for the opportunity to support and donate to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secretariat for Catholic Human Services. Stronghold Group looks forward to our continued partnership with the Archdiocese and providing more assistance when and where needed.
Families, youth, and individuals who benefit from programs operated by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) and in need of personal protective equipment amid the ongoing pandemic are receiving a boost thanks to a donation of 250,000 3-ply masks from Philadelphia-based and Veteran Owned Small Business, Stronghold Group.
Yesterday, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez along with Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Deacon Franz Fruehwald, Chief Financial Officer for CSS, were on hand to express gratitude to Mr. Dave Henderson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stonghold Group, and Mr. RJ Lualhati, Director of Business Development for Stronghold Group, who coordinated the charitable effort.
In speaking on the gift, Archbishop Pérez said, “I was honored to join administrators from our Secretariat for Catholic Human Services in expressing prayerful gratitude to the Stronghold Group for its generous donation of 250,000 masks to benefit the programs operated by Catholic Social Services and those entrusted to its care. We are blessed to work with Dave Henderson, RJ Lualhati, and Stronghold Group who believe in giving back to the communities in which it resides, especially as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic and help our brothers and sisters in need.”
The mask donation will support CSS’ community-based programs located throughout the five- county region as well as all CSS’ residential programs including those serving the intellectually disabled, dependent teens, and men and women experiencing homelessness. A portion of masks will also go to Archdiocesan High Schools where CSS staff work with teenage populations.
On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, Stronghold Group was honored and humbled to donate 500,000 3-ply masks, 2,000 isolation gowns, and 300 touchless forehead thermometers to the Philadelphia School District through coordination and synchronization with Philadelphia Councilman David Oh’s office.
Stronghold Group and the CEO, David Henderson, gratefully accepted a citation from the City of Philadelphia for continued service and donations to the local community.
Stronghold was founded with a history of service to the country and this ethos continues to guide our mission today. The full citation text can be found below.
Stronghold Group was honored and proud to support The Wright Center for Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center and duly registered non-profit organization. The Wright Center was the first provider in Northeast Pennsylvania to join PA’s COVID Task Force by providing education, PPE, and assistance to over 800 personal care and assisted living facilities across 14 counties.
Stronghold Group donated 20,000 3-ply masks, 1,000 isolation gowns, and toys to this deserving organization and looks forward to supporting their mission again in the future.