Hey, Mile High On The Cheap readers. This is important. If you have the chance, please check your home this morning — you know all that stuff you have squirreled away over the years (or found at some garage sale or for a home construction project)…just in case. There will be a personal protective equipment (PPE) donation drive today, Sunday, March 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.
You are encouraged to bring PPE, hand sanitizer, bleach products and more in order to help health care workers in Colorado protect themselves.
The state has been waiting for more PPE from the federal government, Gov. Jared Polis said Friday, as the state prepares for an onslaught of new patients due to regular ailments and the virus. Organizers of the event say there is a “critical shortage” of PPE.
You can bring donations to drop off in Lot J on the stadium’s north side. Social distancing will be practiced in the collection of the items. Think of it as a worthy excuse to get out of the house. The supplies received at the drive will be distributed among Colorado health care providers.
Supplies organizers desperately need:
Sterile and non-sterile gloves in unopened boxes – preferably latex-free
Hand sanitizer – unopened containers
Bleach bottles or sprays – unopened containers
Bleach wipes – unopened containers
Isopropyl alcohol – unopened bottles
Eye protection and goggles – unused in box or wrapper
Clear face shields – unused only
Masks – tie, ear loop – unopened boxes only (no cloth masks)
Respirator masks – N95, N99, P100 of all sizes in unopened boxes. Extra filters also needed.
PAPR respirators – 3M or MaxAir and unused. Hoods, filters, batteries, chargers, tubes to go with these units are also needed
Disposable gowns – unused
Shoe covers – unopened boxes
Biohazard bags – unused