Those wishing to donate medical supplies to local health facilities will be able to do so starting this week.
A news release from HSHS Illinois, Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine indicates collection will begin Wednesday March 25 from 1 -4 p.m.
The collection will occur at Hospital Sisters Mission outreach at 4930 LaVerna Road in Springfield and will continue Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. each of those days until April 3.
Donations can include: boxed, unused surgical type masks (including N95 masks); clean handmade, sewn masks; unused, wrapped or boxed gowns and exam gloves; hand sanitizer; bleach wipes and alcohol wipes to help with the national shortage during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Community members should only use this location. Do not bring items to hospitals or clinics. Call 217-525-8843 with questions.