CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) is working to ensure that those on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 are properly protected.
In partnership with with the Vantage Point Foundation, WSF will pick up Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from residences and businesses and deliver the gear directly “to a facility that can accept it and which follows proper handling protocols.”
WSF says that initially, the bulk of the PPE will go to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, MUSC, and Roper St. Francis Healthcare. It will also be donated to the Charleston County Emergency Management Service, which distributes PPE amongst first responders.
They are asking for the following items:
- Face Shields
- N95 Masks (small) – must be new-in-package and NIOSH-approved
- N95 Masks (regular) – must be new-in-package and NIOSH-approved
- Paper Gowns
- Tyvek Gowns
- Isolation Suits
- Disposable Gloves – Industrial or Medical Grade
- Sani Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Bleach Wipes
- Goggles – Even ski and industrial goggles
- Surgical Masks/Isolation Masks
- Bouffant Caps
Additionally, WSF hopes to launch a PPE funding drive in the near future to help purchase much needed supplies for local healthcare workers.
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