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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 krowinski@giveapint.org

 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Image of Geisinger's COVID-19 donation website.

Media inquires:

Mike McMullen
Communication Specialist

814-502-8998
mmmcmullen@geisinger.edu