United Way of Southwest Michigan calls for donations in Cass County to fight COVID-19

CASS COUNTY — United Way of Southwest Michigan is calling for donations in Cass County to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations are needed from residents who can contribute supplies or materials to the organizations fighting the virus. The United Presbyterian Church, 209 E. State St., Cassopolis, will serve as a drop-off site for the items listed below from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Before coming with items, people should call the church at (269) 445-2664. When they arrive in the parking lot, they should call again, organizers said. Volunteers will open the storage shed and help as needed. United Way will distribute the collected items to organizations in need.

The following items are especially needed:

  • Clothing
  • New, clean socks and underwear
  • Scrubs, new or gently used
  • New PPE/Medical Supplies
  • N95/Surgical Masks
  • Isolation masks
  • Handmade masks
  • Masks with face shield/visor
  • Face shields
  • Goggles/safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Thermometers
  • Disposable medical gowns
  • Ponchos
  • New Cleaning Supplies
  • Bleach wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Food Items
  • Shelf stable snacks
  • Shelf stable microwaveable meals
  • New Hygiene Items (Travel Size/Disposable)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine care products
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors

Nonprofit organizations seeking to benefit from the supplies, materials and funds donated can make a request for what they need through the United Way of Southwest Michigan by emailing Amanda Drew at amanda.drew@uwsm.org. Requests are not a guarantee but will be based off what is donated.

United Presbyterian Church is partnering with United Way of Southwest Michigan, Cass County Emergency Management and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department to maximize the benefit.

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