OSHKOSH (NBC 26) -- To immediately respond to the Governor's “stay at home” order, the Oshkosh Area United Way hosted a “community cares” drive on Tuesday.
They collected personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to assist in replenishing the resources for local health care workers and first responders.
They still need donations of things like hand sanitizer, bleach bottles or sprays, gloves, protective eye gear and more.
Organizers will be accepting the following supplies:
• Sterile and non-sterile gloves – unopened boxes, latex free preferred
• Hand sanitizer – unopened containers
• Bleach bottles or sprays – unopened containers
• Bleach wipes – unopened containers
• Eye protection and goggles – unused in box or wrapper
• Clear face shields – these look like welders mask but are translucent—unused only
• Masks – tie, ear loop – unopened boxes only (no cloth or handmade masks)
• Respirator masks – N95, N99, P100 – all sizes in unopened boxes / extra filters also needed
• PAPR respirators – 3M or MaxAir – unused. Hoods, filters, batteries, chargers, tubes to go with these units are also needed.
• Disposable gowns – unused isolation gowns
• Shoe covers – unopened boxes
• Biohazard bags – unused
• Hydrogen Peroxide – unopened bottles
These items will be distributed to Oshkosh health care providers, law enforcement, EMS/paramedics and first responders. PPE supplies are in short supply during this response and any donations are appreciated.
There's also a COVID-19 relief fund.