Geisinger welcoming supply donations to help fight COVID-19
Public may call 800-739-6882 or visit geisinger.org/fightcovid to schedule drop-off
DANVILLE, Pa. – When their business stalled due to the coronavirus, Tim Clark, vice president of operations at Zartman Construction, Northumberland, saw an opportunity to give back. The construction company decided to give several cases of N95 masks — normally used for demolition work — to Geisinger.
“The reality of the situation is we are pretty much at a standstill, can’t use them, and Geisinger needs them,” Clark said. “We like to think we are a good partner in the community and Geisinger is an important partner to us. This is something we could do in return.”
Geisinger is currently well-positioned to address the challenges of the shortage of supplies, but the health system welcomes and very much appreciates donations from anyone who would like to help protect their friends and neighbors during this unprecedented time.
Our wish-list items include:
- N95 or dust masks
- Nitrile or latex gloves
- Electric construction heaters for our outdoor screening tents
We ask that groups and individuals please do not make donations directly to the hospital locations but instead call to set up your donation. To donate supplies or to make a monetary donation, call 800-739-6882 or visit geisinger.org/fightcovid.
As always, blood donations are encouraged and are safe for donors. If you are feeling well and would like to make a blood donation, visit geisinger.org/fightcovid or contact Kathryn Rowinski at (570) 449-5586 or email@example.com.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.