NEAR WEST SIDE — Have unused masks, gloves, disposable gowns or other medical supplies?
As hospitals face shortages of personal protective equipment because of the coronavirus, Project C.U.R.E., a nonprofit that delivers medical supplies to underresourced areas, will host a supply drive from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.
People can drop off supplies in the United Center Parking Lot F, located on the corner of Damen Avenue and Monroe Street.
Items needed include:
- Sterile and Non-Sterile Gloves (unopened boxes, latex-free preferred)
- Hand Sanitizer (unopened containers)
- Bleach Bottles or Sprays (unopened containers)
- Bleach Wipes (unopened containers)
- Isopropyl Alcohol (unopened bottles)
- Eye Protection and Goggles (unused in box or wrapper)
- Clear Face Shields (translucent, unused only)
- Masks with Tie/Ear Loop (unopened boxes only; no cloth masks will be accepted)
- Respirator Masks – N95, N99, P100 (unopened boxes; extra filters are also needed for these devices)
- PAPR Respirators – 3M or MaxAir (unused only; hoods, filters, batteries, chargers, tubes to go with these units are also needed)
- Disposable Isolation Gowns (unused only)
- Shoe Covers (unopened boxes)
- Biohazard Bags (unused only)
The supply drive is collaboration between U.S. Senators Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth and the United Center.
Earlier this week, the United Center announced it was converting the arena and its parking lots into a logistics hub for first responders and to help distribute medical supplies on the Near West Side.
City, state and federal officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic will stage their operations at the home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks.
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