Wisconsin’s 8th District U.S. Congressman Mike Gallagher and Brown County Health Department Announce PPE Drive

Posted on 4-01-2020

GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), in partnership with the Brown County Health Department, today announced they would be running a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive to provide individuals in Northeast Wisconsin the opportunity to donate extra PPE to Northeast Wisconsin hospitals and first responders. The drive began on Tuesday, March 31st, and will run as long as needed.

“Healthcare workers and first responders across Northeast Wisconsin work around the clock to keep us safe, and we should do all we can to ensure they’re protected from the coronavirus,” said Rep. Gallagher. “I’m proud to team up with the Brown County Health Department to give Northeast Wisconsinites an easy drop-off location that ensures their donations will go directly to the local heroes on the frontlines of this fight.”

“We would like to reiterate Governor Evers statement,” said Ann Steinberger, Acting Public Health Officer for Brown County Public Health. “It is imperative that our healthcare workers and first responders have access to the equipment they need to remain safe and healthy while they care for our communities. Brown County Public Health is calling on companies, schools, and other establishment that may have unused protective equipment available in their facilities do donate whatever they can.”

The PPE most requested by Brown County Health Department include:

Masks (N95 masks, P95 masks, N100 masks, N100 masks, HEPA masks, and P100 masks)

Medical gloves

 Isolation gowns

Individuals interested in donating PPE should e-mail [email protected] or call Brown County Public Health at (920) 301-4500 to establish a drop-off time and location with staff. Donations of all sizes will be accepted at pre-determined times during the week. Further details will be provided to those who call or e-mail the department.