PHOENIX (April 2, 2020) – Due to the severe supply chain disruption of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), those who serve the most vulnerable populations are at risk of running out of supplies. In response to this need, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has implemented a donation management program. The program allows for individuals and/or organizations who have a supply of materials commonly used by healthcare to donate it during this time of need.
“Healthcare providers, EMS and Long Term Care facilities are in dire need of PPE, “said Marcy Flanagan, director of Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “We soon will have completely depleted our supply from the Strategic National Stockpile and we are depending on the generosity of our community to donate their supplies and help to protect our community members who are protecting those we love.”
Items that are currently being accepted at the donations warehouse include
· Surgical Masks
· N95 Respirators (Masks)
· Isolation Gowns
· Face Shields or Goggles
· Exam Gloves
Additional supplies are also needed, including:
· Hand Sanitizer
· Paper Towels
· Disinfectant Wipes
Items can be brought to the Donations Warehouse at the Reception Area located at 1645 E. Roosevelt St, Phoenix AZ, 85006, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
For donation items in good condition not listed above, MCDPH is asking that you coordinate pick-up with the Salvation Army or other charitable organizations. For more information please visit Maricopa.gov/COVID19.