As local healthcare providers continue to anticipate a surge in coronavirus (COVID19) cases in our region, the Quad Cities River Bandits are helping collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies for the brave health care workers at Genesis Health System.

The donation drive will be held at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits, on Saturday April 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items especially needed include:
Disposable, non-latex gloves (vinyl is preferred)
Bleach wipes
Anti-microbial hand soap
Spools of one-quarter to three-quarter inch elastic of any color
Regular protective face masks
N95 masks
Face shields
Tyvek one-piece coveralls
Eyeglass shields/goggles
Nasal testing swabs
Hand sanitizer
Other donations of any kind will be gratefully accepted.

“It’s in these challenging times that the Quad Cities really shines,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller.

People can donate items by driving into the Florian Keen North parking lot entrance where Western Avenue meets River Drive.

To minimize person-to-person contact, people can place all donated equipment in a large bin under a portable red tent in the lot’s northwest corner.

Genesis asks that any donated items first be put in a trash bag then gently placed in the bin.