It’s easy to be scared during these unprecedented times. We hope that you are safe and well, practicing social distancing and staying safe at home.
If you are able and want to help, some of the hospitals are requesting items, due to the lack of PPE (Personal protective equipment).
Our sweet friend, Melissa, a nurse, forwarded me an email that her hospital (St. Joseph) and CHOC are requesting the following items:
In addition to new, unused 3M, N95 and surgical masks, we can accept the following supplies for making face shields:
- Bolts of 16, 18 or 20-gauge clear vinyl
- 3/8-inch and/or 1/2-inch braided elastic in white or black
- 1-inch Airtex High Density Foam (green)
- Gorilla Glue or 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Double-Sided Mounting Tape
You can mail them directly to
St. Joseph Hospital
1100 W. Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
For questions, pls email COVID19Donations@providence.org
You may also contact your local hospital and ask if they need these donations.
We have also found Masks for Heroes (website) and a Facebook Group. There are instructions on how to make facemasks and how to donate to hospitals directly.
There are also many online patterns and Youtube tutorials if you want to crochet a facemask for personal wear for minimum trips to the grocery store. Just google Crochet Facemask with face shield.
We underline that you should only donate if you can and have these items available to you without making unnecessary trips to the store.
We are so appreciative of all of you in our community of prayer and hope.
We send our best wishes and positive thoughts.
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