Monument Health accepting personal protective equipment from the community.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Monument Health has announced they will be accepting public donations of personal protection equipment – or P.P.E.s.

Though Monument says they have not run out of supplies – they are monitoring their stock.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread – disrupting P.P.E. suppliers – donations will be crucial.

“We’re working really hard and our main goal right now is to be able to take care of the community, as it always is, and I think the community just wants to give back,” says Jennifer Murray, Director of Monument Health Emergency Dept. 

Rapid City Area Schools recently donated disinfectant wipes, masks and sanitizer to Monument Health.

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center also donated hand sanitizer.

Here are the items that acceptable for donation at Monument’s dropbox locations, new and unused:

  •  Ear loop mask
  •  N-95 respirator masks
  •  Surgical isolation masks
  •  Isolation masks with visors
  •  Full face shields (with forehead straps)
  •  Eye shields
  •  Goggles
  •  Isolation gowns
  •  Disinfectant bleach wipes
  •  Hand sanitizers
  •  Nitrile gloves (any size)

Monument Health has provided links on making masks, links here and here.

To drop-off items in Rapid City visit the south dock door at Dakota Warehouse, 1313 St. Patrick St.

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