Long Island Agencies, Hospitals Seek Donations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Extra personal protective equipment (PPE) was donated to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Section recently by M&C Venture Group of Bellport.

The aquarium is soliciting donations via GoFundMe with the goal of raising $25,000 to help with the approximately $18,000 per week expenses for animal care. The aquarium is currently closed to the public per the New York state mandate and the attempt to slow the spread of the illness, eliminating approximately 60,000 visitors and incoming revenue that normally funds caring for the animals. gf.me/u/xrxtsd

The county encourages donations of the following medical supplies in unopened boxes/packages: N95 Surgical Masks in unopened container/boxes, eye protection such as goggles and face shields, Nitrile Gloves in unopened boxes that have not expired, disposable medical gowns (paper which are fluid resistant or plastic), shoe cover/booties, No-Touch thermometers, thermometer probe covers, HEPA filters for Ventilators / Anesthesia Machines, antibacterial and disinfecting wipes – typically alcohol or bleach based, disinfecting wipes (Clorox/Lysol), and hand sanitizer. Nassau County Public Safety Parking Lot, Field 3, Park Blvd, Eisenhower Park. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 3.

Stony Brook University will be collecting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) which will be given to Stony Brook University Hospital. The university is currently accepting PPE donations that include face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. The PPE will then be distributed to medical personnel to use while interacting with possible (PUI) and known COVID-19 patients. To donate, contact Joan Dickinson at [email protected] or 631-219-0603 so a drop off time and location can be arranged.

The County is looking to solicit donations of N95 masks, ear loop face masks, gowns and gloves from the construction industry, building trades, and others in organized labor. These are typical supplies that would ordinarily be used on work sites. Additionally, the County is looking to solicit donations of ear loop masks and gloves from the personal service industry. Suffolk County Fire Academy, 102 East Ave, Yaphank. Email [email protected] regarding large donations 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

This nonprofit is in desperate need of personal protective equipment and other supplies for its residential homes that support people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Requested items included N95 masks, surgical masks, surgical gowns, surgical/Nitrile gloves, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, and paper towels
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Editor’s note: Life’sWORC was founded by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, founder of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press.

Send additional requests for coronavirus-related donations to [email protected]