Here’s how to help VCU health professionals

Published 8:55 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Hospitals across the country are looking at how they can care for many more patients to come during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Medical facilities currently have sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our doctors and nurses safe on the frontlines of care, but they cannot predict the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To prevent future shortages of PPE and protect clinicians until transmission of the virus is over, VCU is reaching out to the communities for help.

Organization or businesses (labs, construction, machinery, salons and other personal services) with supplies of PPE, may donate supplies to help protect the physicians, nurses and team members of VCU Health CMH working on the frontlines for the safety and well-being of the community.

The following items are needed: surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields, disposable gowns, latex-free gloves, goggles, shoe covers, headcovers and germicide wipes.

Anyone currently making masks should contact VCU at (434) 584-5893 before attempting. VCU will share guidelines for making a mask.

Please schedule time to bring donations to the hospital. Donation should arrive in a bag or box, if possible. These donation drop-offs will be scheduled. Do not just show up. Bring donations to: VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, Front Lobby, 1755 North Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Personnel will assist you with the donation. When you arrive, they will ask some quick questions and offer a tax deduction form that can be mailed for a receipt.

VCU Health greatly appreciates and happily accept notes of thanks and encouragement for our team members from the community.

VCU Health has created a COVID-19 Response Fund to support patients and care providers’ most pressing needs. Visit this fund to make your gift. You can also make donations through our website at

Individual food donations cannot be accepted.

Should an organization or restaurant wish to partner with VCU Health to donate food for employees, contact (434) 584-5893 to discuss the donation process. At this time, only take-out donations may be accepted.