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United Way of Southwest Michigan seeking volunteers, donations of PPE

The Berrien Community Foundation and United Way of Southwest Michigan are looking for volunteers or donations of personal protective equipment for local agencies.

Berrien County agencies that aren't affiliated with the hospital, including homeless and domestic abuse shelters, long-term care facilities, home health agencies serving older adults, housing facilities for lower-income individuals, including an isolation/quarantine facility are in need of supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Items they need include:

  • Masks (surgical and homemade to fit both men and women)
  • Hygiene items such as hand sanitizer (or empty hand sanitizer bottles or small spray bottles)
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand soap
  • Single-serve meals or snack items

Donations can be dropped off at the United Way of Southwest Michigan office at 2015 Lakeview Avenue in St. Joseph, Michigan on Mondays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. noon.

If you are interested in volunteering, check out the United Way of Southwest Michigan website.

If you need assistance, please call 2-1-1 (or 844-875-9211). It's a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need.

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