I recently spoke with a good friend of mine from Red Cross, John Pacheco, the former CEO of the Santa Monica Chapter in the Los Angeles Area. He related a story of some recent donations that he made to several local hospitals in his community of Sylmar. John, as it just so happened, had several hundred N95 masks that he had bought last summer when the wildfires were raging and the air quality in Los Angeles terrible.
John has several serious health issues and didn’t need to have breathing be one of them, hence the breathing masks. So, he bought all these masks last summer and was handing them out to friends and others he came across working outdoors that he felt could have use for it. Fast forward to now and John told me that over the past two weeks he’s given away hundreds of the masks to local hospitals in his area. He heard the need and stepped up to the plate and gave away his supply of N95 masks.
So now, Mammoth Hospital is asking YOU: Do you have an extra box of gloves or some masks at home?
– N95s or surgical masks
– Unopened boxes of nitrile gloves
– Oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators that plug into the wall
– Unused Vacuum cleaner bags
Please bring these items to the Cast Off second-hand store in Mammoth Lakes, operated by the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, on the following dates/times:
Friday, March 27 between 3 PM and 5 PM
Monday, March 30 between 11 AM and 1 PM
Wednesday, April 1 between 8 AM and 10 AM
Friday, April 3 between 3 PM and 5 PM
A Mammoth Hospital employee will be there to collect your donations. This will be a drive-up/drop-off drive.
Please do not leave items at the Cast Off if no one is there.
We are also looking for volunteers (sewers and fabric). Please private message us with your contact information if you would like to volunteer your time.
Be like my friend John Pacheco in Los Angeles. Help out our medical community with supplies if you have them! And if you don’t have any supplies, but you can sew, jump into the effort to make masks and gowns. It’s all for a good cause.john