Fighting COVID-19 Together

How You Can Help

If there's one thing that's remained constant through this coronavirus crisis, it's that our community cares.  So many of our friends, families, and neighbors continue to reach out, asking how they can help.  We've been overwhelmed by your generous and selfless offers of assistance. Thank YOU! 

Here are five (5) things you can do to help right now: 

1. Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including: 

  • N95 medical masks are in great demand
  • General surgical masks (levels 1, 2 and 3) 
  • Face shields 
  • Eye protectors/safety glasses 
  • Disposable gloves (vinyl and nitrile) 
  • Isolation gowns 

If you'd like to donate any of these items, please do so at the hospital's main entrance.

Donation bins will be located inside the double doors Tuesday & Thursday only from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

If you have additional questions, please email us at WaysToDonate@waynehealthcare.org

2. Make a Mask

Making a mask is one way you can help.

While our frontline care providers must use protective gear that provides the highest level of protection, the masks you'll be making are still important and will be used, if needed. 

Q: Do I need to use the exact pattern on your website? 

A: No. It's a guide. We're accepting masks made from any pattern.  We recognize that there are multiple patterns/sizes available. The one on our site is just an example. Please feel free to use any mask pattern you choose, as long as it covers both the mouth and nose.  

Q: Do I need to use elastic for the ear loops. I can't find any? 

A: We realize that there's a shortage of elastic. If you don't have elastic or can't fine it, please feel free to use another method of securing the mask to the face. Some people are choosing to use fabric or binding to make fabric ties to sew to the mask. 

If you have additional questions about making a mask, please email those to WaystoDonate@WayneHealthCare.org, and we'll get back with you as soon as possible.  

You can drop off your mask(s) at the hospital's main entrance. Donation bins will be located inside the double doors Tuesday and Thursday only from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
 

3. Make a Financial Donation

We know that these are tough times for us all. Unlike many businesses, who've been forced to close, we will remain open to care for the ones who need us the most.  The health and wellness of the patients we serve is still our top priority. Our physicians, nurses, and other medical frontline staff remain on the job day in and out, caring for the ones you love, as well as battling against the spread of COVID-19. 

Your support is needed now more than ever before as our hospital heroes continue to care for our community. If you can help, we are accepting financial donations.

Foundation donations can be made by Check or Credit Card.
Make checks payable to Wayne HealthCare Foundation, and send to:
Lauren Henry
Wayne HealthCare Foundation
835 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, OH 45331
 
To donate by credit card, please call (937) 569-6408. 
 

4. Donate Bottled Water & Food   

Due to stricter guidelines relating to self-serve stations, our employees can no longer fill up their own containers with water from our self-serve stations. While we're still providing water, the line to get water often deters employees from waiting. If you can donate bottled water, please do so at our donation drop-off location. Our employees Thank YOU! 

Many businesses have also contacted us, asking about donating food to frontline workers in our emergency department and other hospital staff. We appreciate these offers, but need to ensure they're coordinated. If you would like to help, please email your company name, contact name and availability date. 

You can drop off bottled water at the hospital's main entrance. Donation bins will be located inside the double doors Tuesday and Thursday only from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

5. Slow the Spread 

Please remember, we're all in this together, and we can help ourselves and others by: 

  • Washing our hands frequently 
  • Trying to avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practicing social distancing (e.g. 6 feet apart) 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects 
  • Wearing a facemask if sick 
  • Considering a tele-visit with your provider
  • Remaining informed, calm and hopeful