The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on all healthcare institutions and hospitals resulting in an increased need for donations to help protect workers.
As a response to this crisis, the team at Flato Developments — a builder and land developer of commercial and residential communities — distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of N95 and surgical masks to front line workers serving communities across southern Ontario.
“We want to give back to the communities where we operate and hold trusting relationships,” Flato president Shakir Rehmatullah said. “Most importantly, we want to help the people within these communities who are serving the front lines.”
Flato made mask donations to health care centres and communities, including: Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Town of Stouffville, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Headwaters Health Care Centre, South East Grey Community Health Centre, and Town of Shelburne.
Rehmatullah is a well-known philanthropist who has also provided lots of support to various hospitals in the past.
In 2018, Rehmatullah made a substantial seven-figure-gift to Markham Stouffville Hospital. In recognition of this monumental donation, the hospital proudly named and officially unveiled — The Shakir Rehmatullah Cancer Clinic.
Photo: Flato Developments Inc. supports front line workers serving communities across southern Ontario in the fight against COVID-19. (CNW Group/Flato Developments Inc.)