Kalispell,
25
March
2020
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06:09 PM
America/Denver

Project PPE: How you can help our health care workers

HOW YOU CAN HELP
While KRH is fortunate to have a current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), we know a time may come when those supplies may be significantly reduced as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Help us reach our goal of building an inventory of 10,000 masks!

How to help if you don’t sew or have supplies: The Emergency Response Fund has been created to ensure that those who are working on the front lines continue to have the resources they need to care for this community. Make your tax-deductible donation HERE.

To send a word of encouragement or thanks to employees, letters can be sent to 310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell MT 59901 or email foundation@krmc.org.

 

WHAT WE NEED
KRH welcomes the following supplies. Items must be unused and in the original manufacturer’s unopened packages:

  • ​Latex-free gloves

  • N95 face masks

  • Other disposable face masks

  • Clear face shields 

  • Scrub hats

 

HOW TO MAKE PPE ITEMS
Sewn cloth masks: 
Washable cloth masks are also welcome and helpful for general daily use. 100% cotton (tightly woven) is the recommended fabric.*Note: Cloth masks will not be used in sterile environments or in place of recommended PPE in certain circumstances. 
Download basic mask instructions or Watch tutorial video  
Download ADVANCED mask pattern and watch video tutorial

3-D Printed: 3-D Printed masks can help bolster supplies of N-95 masks.
Download files for 3-D printed masks

Face Shields: Plastic face shields are in short supply, as well. 
Watch tutorial video 

Scrub hat: To help protect our staff and our patients.
Visual instructions
Download pattern

 

HOW TO DROP OFF DONATIONS & SUPPLIES
Clean, unused supplies can be dropped off at the north entrance of the Summit Medical Fitness Center at the circular drive beginning Thursday, March 26. The drop-off site will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

To practice social distancing, community members can leave the items on a designated table and drive away. Staff will collect the items after you leave. For more information or questions call the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation at (406) 751-6930.