NMHS Accepting Donations of Personal Protective Equipment
TUPELO, Miss.—Individuals or industries who would like to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to North Mississippi Health Services can drop off items at North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Centers in Tupelo and West Point.
Needed supplies include:
- N95 medical or industrial grade masks
- Nitrile or medical grade gloves
- Hand sanitizers
- Clorox wipes & other disinfectant wipes
- Non-regulatory masks, goggles & face shields
Donations will be accepted between 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday starting Tuesday, March 24. The Wellness Centers are located at 1030 S. Madison St., Tupelo and 185 Medical Center Circle, West Point.
Community members have also inquired about what they can do to show appreciation for our caregivers. Individually packaged snack items would be a great idea for this and can also be dropped off at these Wellness Centers during these hours.
“We have already experienced tremendous community support in the form of gift cards for our frontline team members taking care of COVID-19 patients,” said NMMC-Tupelo President David Wilson. “We are blessed and honored that there remains a widespread effort to also support our caregivers with donations of personal protective equipment. Given the limited market supply, we will graciously accept these donations at our Wellness Center.”
“We are so humbled and appreciative for the outpouring of support we are receiving from our community and local businesses. We are all in this together battling this pandemic, and that is the beauty of living and working in our family-oriented community. Everyone is looking for ways to help,” said NMMC-West Point Administrator Barry Keel. “Thanks to everyone for their support. Please know that we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure our patients are provided exceptional care throughout this process.”
For more information, call (662) 377-3131 in Tupelo or (662) 495-2141 in West Point.