The Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services is highlighting a shortage in supplies at local daycare facilities caring for children of essential employees, and of medical supplies for healthcare workers and first responders.
Local daycare facilities are in need of bleach, Lysol or other disinfecting sprays, multi-surface cleaners, disinfecting wipes, hand soap, paper towels and toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks and disposable thermometers.
The Department of Emergency Services is also accepting donations to assist healthcare and first responders battling the Coronavirus pandemic. They are accepting unused N95 masks with or without valve, protective goggles in original packaging, unused nitrile gloves in original packaging, unused hospital gowns in original packaging, Tyvek coats and bodysuits, Bleach, Lysol and other cleaning supplies – must be unopened and unused, face shields and hand sanitizer.
Officials stress handmade, prototype or unapproved personal protective equipment (PPE) won’t be accepted. No household donations will be accepted.
The Wicomico County Department of Corrections also needs supplies including rolls of cotton cloth materials and rolls of 1/4 inch elastic band material.
All of the above items can be donated to the Salvation Army Family Store Receiving Area at 215 E. Vine Street (corner of Vine Street and Eastern Shore Drive) in Salisbury from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can contact (410) 794-7771 for more information.