As we practice social distancing, healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. While first responders and health care workers are ensuring the safety of our community, they need our support.
Our local hospitals are in need of personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, gowns, shields etc. If you or your business have any of these materials, even one box, please consider donating them to the Tarrant County Medical Society. They will distribute them to hospitals in our community that are in need.
This is a time when other medical professionals who are restricted from performing all but necessary procedures can support one another. Calling all Dentists, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, veterinary clinics, chiropractors: this is a chance to help protect those in your profession by donating life-saving supplies.
The business community has an opportunity to rally behind hospitals and make a difference. Paint shops and other non-medical companies that use personal protective gear can join the fight against COVID-19 by donating as well. If you operate a cut and sew business, consider making masks that can be used over N95 masks to make reusing the N95 masks more safe.
While a business can provide support to health care workers, individuals can also contribute. If you are proficient in sewing, you can make a difference. There are online resources and patterns online to help you sew masks, and you can call the Tarrant County Medical Society to make sure you are using the right materials and methods.
The Chamber understands that we are all in this together, and we can all step up in this uncertain time. For information on how to make donations, call Brian Swift, Executive Director of the Tarrant County Medical Society at 817-732-2825 between 10 am and 3 pm any day. If you or your business donates, please notify the Chamber to be featured on our blog.