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Personal protective equipment donations needed: Local care homes look to augment 'dwindling' supply

'We need your support more than ever'
St. Joseph's Villa. (File)

The foundation supporting a number of local care homes is reaching out to the community to augment what it calls its “dwindling” supply of personal protective equipment in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We need your support more than ever to continue the work we do,” said St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury, which supports St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

The care homes are looking for medical grade gowns, gloves, masks and eye protection to help health-care professionals fight COVID-19. These items are critical so that patients and residents can receive care.  

“We are as prepared as we can be right now,” said CEO Jo-Anne Palkovits, in the press release.

“However, there are shortages of every type of PPE in the province and in the country. We are calling out to our community to donate any of their unused / new PPE.”

If you have any items to donate, contact Tanya Gil-Alfau at 705-674-2846 ext. 2104 to make arrangements for drop off. 
St. Joseph's Foundation of Sudbury is also accepting monetary donations. 

To make monetary donations, visit this website.

“No gift is too small and every gift will make a difference,” the press release said. “Thank you for your kind support!”