Here's where you can donate masks, gloves, etc. for first responders

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The city of New Orleans is asking anyone who can spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate it for first responders who are running low on supplies.

Today, the City of New Orleans launched a week-long personal protective equipment (PPE) drive for first responders, who are in desperate need of additional PPE.

— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) March 28, 2020

Drop-off locations have been set up at three fire stations:

  • Engine House 16: 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Engine House 21: 3940 Paris Ave.
  • Engine House 27: 2118 Elysian Fields Ave.

Items accepted include unused, unopened:

  • Masks (surgical, P100, N95)
  • Gloves (latex or nitrile)
  • Disposable Medical Gowns
  • Goggles
  • Face Shields

"Our firefighters, police, and especially Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in New Orleans," said New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Collin Arnold. "Like many places around the world, orders of PPE equipment made back in November 2019 have yet to be filled and our supply is running low. Any additional equipment the public can donate at this time will help keep our first responders safe and out on the streets."