FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central students and staff are donating supplies in this time of need.
On March 20, the school donated 1,600 surgical masks and 20 boxes of gloves to Hunterdon Medical Center.
The masks came from a supply that was to be used in the event of a large-scale illness on campus, according to Nancy Tucker, communications officer with the district.
"With school closures, the masks were not needed by the high school," she said. "The gloves were surplus supplies from the district's health offices."
Hunterdon Central is encouraging all community members to help support the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management and Hunterdon Medical Center.
"Our community always comes together to face challenges," superintendent Jeffrey Moore said. "Central will offer whatever it can to assist the county-wide response to the coronavirus."
In addition, Hunterdon Healthcare has established a COVID-19 Support Fund, and all donations will be used in the coronavirus disease response efforts to help those affected in the community. Click here to donate.
As for supplies, Hunterdon Healthcare is looking for N95 masks, eye goggles, surgical gloves, sterile gloves, comfortable and washable footwear, video baby monitors and food donations for staff. Call 908-788-6141 for all donations of physical items to coordinate a drop-off, and a staff member will accept the donation at an agreed-upon location on the Hunterdon Medical Center campus.
Blood donations are also needed. Anyone wanting to make an appointment should call 908-788-6405 or email Cconroy@hhsnj.org.