CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – OhioHealth announced it will give back a portion of the supplies so generously donated to area hospitals in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March and April, supplies of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed items were in short supply due to the worldwide demand and the scope of the pandemic.
Hospitals needed help and the communities came through donating more than 1.1 million items such as, face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and more. Nearly 90 percent of these donated items were able to be used to help protect frontline healthcare workers, or placed in our inventory for future needs.
Today, with PPE and other supplies replenished and becoming more readily available,
OhioHealth will donate more than 100,000 items to people in need.
“We were humbled by the outpouring of support and generosity by many friends of OhioHealth that donated items,” said Karen Morrison, President, OhioHealth Foundation and Senior Vice President, External Affairs. “These gifts helped us bridge a difficult period and it was greatly appreciated by our clinical and support staff. The community stepped up to help in a significant way and for that we are forever grateful.”
Two local organizations in Pickaway County, Haven House and PICCA received the OhioHealth COVID Care Packages. Both organizations will be able to utilize the care packages within their business or can distribute to families and seniors in need.
How it will work outside of Pickaway County
OhioHealth will donate supplies to partnering organizations in the communities we serve. The agencies listed below will distribute the supplies to those in need.
• Central Ohio – YMCA and Dedicated Senior Medical Centers
• Delaware County – SourcePoint
• United Way of Delaware County (Strengthening Families)
• Athens – HAPCAP and Athens City Schools
• Mansfield – Salvation Army Richland County
• Marion – Marion Technical College
• Shelby – Help Line Ministries