County-wide medical supply collection effort yields 10,000, but more are needed

The County of Simcoe’s efforts to collect healthcare supplies has yielded thousands upon thousands of donations.

The donation campaign for PPEs from the community began in the early days of the pandemic to ensure healthcare workers had the vital supplies they needed to combat COVID-19; since it’s launch, the effort has collected more than 10,000 items in the first two months. These donations coming through private or commercial donors.

“Thank you to all our businesses and residents who have kindly donated Personal Protective Equipment to keep our front line workers safe and allow them to provide care to vulnerable residents,” said County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell. “Keeping front line workers safe and our health care system operating remains critical as restrictions are lifted and we start to gradually reopen our local economy. We continue to ask residents and businesses to help us to ensure the health of our local communities by donating items to our PPE campaign where possible. Additional supplies are needed and we appreciate the support.”

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The campaign to collect these needed supplies continues, with high demand items like N95 masks, face shields, medical-grade surgical masks, and bleach disinfectant wipes still being sought. Anyone in the community – business or citizen – who wants to make a donation can email emergencymanagement@smdhu.org.