Nationally and globally, there are shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We realize that many of our partners in WNC are running low on inventory or need additional PPE and related products to keep their staff safe. In partnership with many innovative local companies and regional Legacy Foundations including AMY Wellness Foundation, Dogwood Health Trust is helping to source and coordinate the production of products locally and distribute them equitably across the region. In the short term, the products will be prioritized to go to our doctors, nurses and other health care staff, as well as our law enforcement, paramedics / EMS, public health staff, and other key human services staff. However, many of these local manufacturers are making these products available to any nonprofit or business or individual customers.
Thanks to this collaborative effort, the first round of PPE distribution is happening this week across WNC. If your organization is need of PPE or other products or if you want to get involved please visit https://covidwnc.org/ for more information.
Together, we can help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and protect those working the front lines of this pandemic. Thank you to everyone involved!