Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has sought donations of medical supplies from organizations and individuals across Northeast Connecticut in the wake of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the original call for materials just three weeks ago, DKH has received donations of variety of PPE supplies from over 85 individuals, organizations, businesses and manufacturers.
“We continue to be humbled by the generosity of the community as we all navigate this difficult situation together,” said Kristen Willis, director of development, Day Kimball Healthcare. “Support has come to us in a number of ways including donations of PPE, restaurant owners and individuals preparing and delivering meals for our staff, and monetary donations with messages of gratitude and inspiration. The outpouring of support has been amazing, but we still need the help of our community.”
In collaboration with the Northeast District Department of Health for the procurement of these critical supplies, DKH continues to accept PPE donations from the community to keep colleagues, patients and families safe during these unprecedented times.
Donated items must be in original, unopened packaging. Equipment being accepted by DKH include: disposable head covers; disposable gowns; disposable gloves; N95 respirator face masks; disposable face masks; face-shields/goggles; coveralls/scrubs; shoe-covers; disinfection wipes and liquids; and general-purpose hand cleaners and hand sanitizers. DKH is also accepting homemade face masks.
Visit www.daykimball.org/donatePPE for information on donating supplies.
DKH COVID-19 Response Fund
In addition, DKH is accepting monetary donations to the DKH COVID-19 Response Fund which will be put to use immediately to provide critical supplies, equipment and resources in response to this rapidly evolving pandemic.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, DKH is adapting daily to ensure that patients continue to receive the best medical care based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). The DKH COVID-19 Response Fund is designed to provide assistance as needs continue to be identified during the crisis.
“Our hospital was established through community partnership and philanthropy, we are in this together – and we will get through this, together. Philanthropic support from our community is essential to help ensure DKH remains in a constant state of readiness now and in the future, and to support our caregivers who are on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Willis.
For more information about the DKH COVID-19 Response Fund, or to make a donation visit www.daykimball.org/giving/covid-19-response-fund or call the Development Office at (860) 928-7141.