Ways you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic – Donate Personal Protective Equipment and Cloth Masks

Ways you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic – Donate Personal Protective Equipment and Cloth Masks

 

There is a nation-wide shortage of personal protective equipment for health care teams, and we would gratefully accept any donation of the following items:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Surgical Masks
  • N95 masks
  • Gowns of any size
  • Gloves (no latex)
  • Face shields, goggles or safety glasses with sides

Homemade Cloth Face Masks

The CDC and Maine Governor’s office recently recommended that people in our area should wear facemasks when in public and whenever unable to maintain social distance.  In keeping with this guidance, PCHC is asking for your help with this as well. We will accept and distribute homemade cloth masks to our teams.

Here is some important guidance:

  • Please follow a similar template to this example offered by the CDC:
    CDC CLOTH FACE MASK PATTERN & ADVICE for public – how to make a cloth face mask and how to properly use and care for one.
  • You may use a different pattern, but we ask that you use, at minimum, two layers of cotton. Please use only latex-free elastic.
  • Put masks in a plastic zip bag or grocery bag.

We will be accepting masks beginning Wednesday, April 8th.  Anyone may drop off donations in the receptacle marked PPE DONATIONS outside the main entrance at Auburn Hall, 103 Maine Ave in Bangor.

We would love it if you took a picture with your donated masks or PPE items and tag us @pchc!

Thank you notes for our team

We have received several notes of support and gratitude for our health care providers during this time, and we thank our community for their thoughtfulness and outreach.

If you have a grateful message or drawing you’d prefer to send privately, please email jamie.grant@pchc.com.

Thank you so much for your generosity and help with this cause. We truly appreciate all the support we receive as we care for our community during these unprecedented times.