Sussex County agencies and lawmakers have collaborated to facilitate a drop-off location for donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supply items.
Beginning Thursday, April 2, persons interested in donating PPEs and medical supplies will be able to drop them off at Delaware Tech Owens Campus in Georgetown, in the parking lot near the baseball field.
The drop-off site will be open and staffed by first responders April 2-4 between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. Contributors are to remain in their vehicles and on-site staff will collect donated items. All donated items will be distributed by need and availability to police, fire, and EMS agencies, as well as to medical facilities throughout Sussex County.
All items must be new and must fall into these categories:
• All types of unused protective face masks, especially N95 masks
• Protective suits and medical scrubs
• Goggles, safety glasses, and face shields
• Cleaning and sterilizing solutions and wipes
• Medical gloves
• Hand sanitizer
*Optionally, donated items can be collected by first responders at the donator's request. Those wishing for on-site collection may contact the Sussex EMS Office at 302-854-5050 to coordinate pick-up.
The facilitation of this drop off-site is a coordinated effort by Sussex County Police Chief’s Council, Delaware Technical Community College, Sussex Emergency Medical Services, Delaware State Police Troops 4, 5, and 7, Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, Rep. Danny Short, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Tim Dukes, Rep. Steve Smyk, Dave Tiberi, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn and Dukes Lumber Company.