Newman Regional Health is in need of non-latex medical gloves, N95 Hospital Masks and sewn mask covers. A centralized location for pick up and donations has been made available by Emporia Main Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members are instructed to use the clear garage door on 8th Avenue, next to the butterfly mural. Please call (620) 340-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to pick up or drop off to make arrangements.
Those who can volunteer can sew face masks for patients out of fabric and covers for N95 masks for healthcare workers. There is an immediate need for both. Newman Regional Health needs approximately 1,021 N95 covers per week. Patient masks are required to be made of 100% cotton or 100% flannel. Mask covers must be made of surgical drape, available for pick up at the location below. Anyone who would like to help, or has questions about sewing the masks, is asked to contact Newman Regional Health’s Volunteer Coordinator, Deborah Storrer, at (620) 343-6800 x22525 or email@example.com. Requirements for the mask and a preferred pattern can be found on this page.