As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and healthcare workers on the front lines continues to grow.
Businesses that use PPE, such as nail salons, construction companies, medical or dental offices, or other organizations with an inventory of potentially life-saving PPE that are not operating are encouraged to donate PPE supplies to help alleviate shortages for healthcare workers.
Individuals with smaller quantities of PPE to donate should offer items to the nearest local health department, hospital, EMS agency, nursing home or other first responder or public safety agency in your community. This will reduce travel and logistic issues.
Hoosiers who have specific PPE items to donate should contact the State of Indiana via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include quantities of each item along with a location address to help determine a drop-off point. Someone with the state will respond to work out next steps for obtaining the donation.
Items of greatest need:
- Face Shields
- Infection Control Kits
- Hand Sanitizer (any size)
- Disinfectant Wipes (any size)
- Thermometers (forehead only)
NOTE: All items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. Opened and/or homemade products cannot be accepted.
Thank you for your continued support through this public health crisis.