inHealth Ambulance and United Way of Porter County offer drop-off location for medical personal protective equipment; homemade masks accepted

inHealth Ambulance and United Way of Porter County offer drop-off location for medical personal protective equipment; homemade masks accepted
By: United Way of Porter County Last Updated: March 24, 2020

inHealth Ambulance and United Way of Porter County have teamed up to provide a central drop-off location for any personal protective equipment donations. Donations can include things such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and eye protection wear. Donations of homemade masks are also accepted. United Way and inHealth Ambulance will distribute donations to medical workers in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

Drop-off location: inHealth Ambulance 153 W U.S. Hwy 6, Valparaiso, IN 46385 | Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We have opened a second drop-off location in Highland for PPE donations. The same equipment donations are welcome at this location as the first.

Second drop-off location is inHealth Ambulance at 2429 45th Street, Highland, IN.

Donations can be placed in the bin outside of the building.

Look for signage that says DROP OFF HERE: Masks, gloves, face shields, and gowns for healthcare workers.

For more information, visit unitedwaypc.org/coronavirus-resources or www.facebook.com/indhealth/.

“It’s wonderful to see how our community pulls together to help one another,” Ron Donahue, CEO of inHealth Ambulance. “These supplies will make a significant impact to our Region’s healthcare team.”

“This crisis is impacting us personally, professionally and medically,” said Kim Olesker, president & CEO at United Way of Porter County. “Together we can find creative solutions to keep our frontlines safe - medical, first responders and food distribution locations. Our community is better together. We need everyone to do their part.”

“As a connector in the community, we wanted to help get these medical supplies where they needed to go,” said Kasie Tenbarge, director of development at United Way of Porter County. “We applaud all the crafters in our community for helping meet the urgent need of masks for medical workers at this time.”