Some Central Texas residents have been paying it forward and donating personal protective equipment to two local police departments.
The College Station police department received a donation of 200 face masks from two local businesses, they shared on Facebook.
The Hewitt police department also shared on Facebook that they had received a donation of face masks from the Islamic Center of Hewitt.
The Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center has provided a list of personal protective equipment that can be donated to medical personnel and first responders, listed below:
- Face Shields
- Nitrile Gloves; any size
- Exam Gloves; any size
- Impermeable Coverall without hood; any size
- Eye Goggles or equivalent
- Shoe Covers/booties (disposable); any size
- N95 Masks or equivalent
- Surgical/Isolation Gowns; any size
- Surgical Masks; Standard Procedure
- Hand sanitizer; pump
- Disinfecting wipes
At this time, they are only accepting manufactured items and are not accepting any handmade masks or other supplies.
A list of donation drop off sites can be found on their website.