Do you have access to new, unused industrial or medical grade protective
equipment (PPE), such as gowns, masks, and gloves? Sarnia-Lambton health
care organizations need your help!


Mayor Mike Bradley, together with Bluewater Health Foundation, is calling on
the Sarnia-Lambton business community to donate new and unopened
industrial or medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure
front line healthcare workers and community partners are continually
prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both large and small donations
are appreciated. Products must be new and they cannot be in open
packages.


As PPE continues to become increasingly in short supply, we are calling on
vets, dentists, other health professionals, industry and community members
to donate the following:
• Protective gowns
• N95 masks
• Reusable respirators and filters
• Ear loop masks
• Surgical masks
• Vented goggles
• Protective gloves
• Hand Sanitizer
Donations of any size can be dropped off at Clearwater Arena (lower hall) on
Saturday April 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A staff member MUST
receive the donation. Any donations left outside at the building will be
discarded due to unknown contamination.


The donation procedure uses social distancing. Items will be accepted via
curbside delivery. Donors are asked to enter the arena off of Finch Ave. and
exit on Wellington Street. Staff will be on hand to accept the donations and
upon receiving donations, will sort and store them for three days before
passing items on to be distributed in the health care system through usual
protocols.


The PPE collected in the drive will be distributed to health care staff. The
equipment will be inventoried and used in hospitals, long-term care and
retirement homes, home care, hospices and other organizations to assist
with urgent needs.


“I’m challenging our community to rally together to ensure our front line
healthcare workers remain safe on the job,” says Mike Bradley, Mayor, City
of Sarnia. “If you have access to important PPE and are able to donate,
please do.”


“It’s been truly amazing to see such overwhelming generosity during this
unprecedented time,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater
Health Foundation. “We recognize that there are many front line employees
throughout our community that are in need of crucial PPE and we want to
help them so they can help us.


Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe in our community.


For further information, please contact:
Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation
kalexander@bluewaterhealth.ca or 519-464-4438


City of Sarnia, COVID-19 Hotline
customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3131 or 1-877-4-SARNIA
(1-877-472-7642)