Pinellas County has put out a request for various household items and personal protection equipment as more are treated for the coronavirus. These 3 drop off locations have been set up if you might be able to help. They are collecting weekdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., or on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:
- Tarpon Springs: St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 715 E Orange St.
- Seminole: Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave.
- St. Pete: Tropicana Field, Lot 4, 198 17th St. S.
Here are the specific items they’re looking for:
- Surgical face masks (note: we cannot accept homemade face masks at this time)
- P100 masks
- N95 masks
- Face shields
- Nitrile exam gloves, powder free
- 5 and 7 mil nitrile gloves
- Eye protection – safety glasses
- Surgical tear away gowns
- Safety eye goggles
- Hand sanitizer (any size) 60% Alcohol
- 91% isopropyl alcohol
- Clorox wipes
- Lysol disinfectant spray
- Sani-cloth wipes
- 3% hydrogen peroxide
Medical Devices requested:
- Ventilators – Hospital, Transport, Home Use
- CPAP – Hospital, Disposable, Home Sleep Apnea
- BiPAP/BiLevel – Hospital, Disposable, Home Sleep Apnea
- High Flow Nasal Cannula Set-ups
Food banks would also love any non-perishable food items you could donate:
- Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 304 S. Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, 34689
- RCS Pinellas, Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 700 Druid Road, Clearwater, 33756
- St. Pete Free Clinic, Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 am. – 12:30 p.m. at 863 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, 33701
Even if you can’t provide any help at this time, sharing this message could do a world of good. Chances are some of your social media friends might have a few of these things.
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