GLOUCESTER, Va. - Do you have unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate to your local EMS agencies?
As you may have seen through state and federal press conferences, there remains a shortage of PPE throughout the nation for emergency services and healthcare workers in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Penisulas EMS Council, Inc., serves EMS agencies from the Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula, and the Northern Neck. Those EMS agencies are seeking local donations of N95 face masks, surgical face masks, eye shields, non-latex gloves, disposable gowns, unopened cleaning wipes with bleach and unopened hand sanitizer.
In response to this unprecedented national shortage of PPE, the Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council is working to solicit donations of PPE as well as collect any extra, unused PPE from local businesses. PEMS will coordinate the distribution of any donated items to the EMS agencies.
Donations of any quantity of the following are encouraged:
- Face masks: including N95s, clinical, surgical, or other types
- Eye/Face shields
- Non-latex gloves
- Disposable gowns
- Unopened Cleaning wipes with bleach
- Unopened Hand sanitizer
Donations should be dropped off only by appointment at the PEMS Council Offices. Individuals, businesses and organizations with PPE to donate should contact the PEMS Council at (804)-693-6234 to set up a drop off time.