BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) at TD Bank Ballpark for doctors, nurses and health care professionals on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID19).
The donated PPEs will be given to member hospitals of the RWJBarnabas Health.network, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville.
Donations will be accepted from Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 10th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Individuals will be able to safely put their items in bins located within the main gate of the ballpark near the ticket office. Those items will then be transported and screened properly by RWJBarnabas Health officials and delivered to the hospitals for use.
RWJBarnabas Health is requesting the following items be donated:
N95 Masks (most urgent need);
Surgical masks/similar masks are in great demand;
Gloves, gowns, goggles/eye protectors, hand sanitizer and liquid soap.
“We are asking fans and businesses to donate any of these items that they have available,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “We all want to do our part to help wherever we can. One of the most pressing needs is protecting and supporting those health care workers on the front lines helping patients during this crisis.”
If you do not have these items, but still want to support the health care workers during these unprecedented times, please consider making a donation to the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund at https://www.rwjbh.org/giving/rwjbarnabas-health-foundation/give-now/.