Our communities are facing a critical shortage of medical supplies to be used by our front line medical providers.
In order to support healthcare providers and support staff, we are organizing centralized drop-off locations for face masks made at home by caring West Virginians.
Face masks donated to these locations must be clean, new, and made out of 100% cotton fabric. Elastic for the ear loops should be rope elastic or beading cord elastic; 1/8″ inch flat elastic may also be used. At this time, we are only able to collect completed masks, NOT materials.
This YouTube video can be viewed for instructions on sewing a mask. You may also visit this link if you prefer typed-out instructions.
These are drop-off locations that are accepting masks (updated frequently – last update 4/6/2020 6pm):
- United Way of Southern West Virginia (110 Croft St. Beckley, WV) – Collection bin is located on the front porch. This bin is specifically for masks to be donated to the Beckley VA Medical Center.
- Summers County ARH (15 Summers Hospital Road Hinton, WV 25951) – Collection bin located under the covered walk between the Rural Health Clinic and the Summers County ARH ER entry.
- Plateau Medical Center (430 Main St, Oak Hill, WV) – Bin location TBD (please check back soon)
- Raleigh General Hospital (1710 Harper Rd. Beckley, WV) – Bins located at both main entrances.
If you are a healthcare provider in need of masks and would like to be listed as a collection point, we would be glad to partner with you and attempt to start up a drive at your location. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added as a collection site.