BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar continues to collect donations of personal protective equipment for health care workers and first-responders.

Anyone looking to contribute to the cause may bring their items to the Belmar Municipal Building, where a collection center has been set up in the main lobby. Donations of unopened surgical and dust masks (types N95 and NN), medical gloves and gowns, Tyvek suits and disinfectant wipes can be brought in from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Since the call to action was issued last month, the public has been rallying around the effort to help meet the critical need for PPE among health care workers and first-responders during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The supplies will be donated to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

“It is really incredible seeing the community come together and help each other during these times,” said Belmar Fire Administrator/Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea, who has been spearheading the drive. “The community response has been great, and we are still looking for more to help us give back to our health professionals and first-responders.”

For more information on the drive or to set up an appointment to drop off items during off-hours or on weekends, email Dullea at rdullea@belmar.com.

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