KAP calls for PPE donations

COVID-19: Farmers can help with this fight by donating equipment like N95 masks

KAP is encouraging all producers with personal protective equipment that is not required for spring work to donate to the Manitoba health system.

As Manitoba’s health system continues with preparations to ensure our province is prepared to meet the needs of our patients and to ensure appropriate protection from COVID-19 is available to health-care workers, donations of supplies are now welcome and greatly appreciated. Many farmers carry a stock of N95-grade respiratory masks to protect themselves from fumes and grain dust.

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Supplies must be in original packaging, clean and in usable condition. Expired supplies are not able to be accepted. Drop-off locations exist across Manitoba:

Winnipeg

VEMA – Vehicle and Equipment Management Agency
626 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Please note: No access to vehicles larger than a three-ton truck

Brandon

Brandon Regional Health Centre
150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Man., R7A 2B3
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(Monday to Friday)
Receiving door (back of the hospital)

Selkirk

Selkirk Regional Health Centre Attn.: Materials Management
120 Easton Drive,Selkirk, Man., R1A 2M2
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.(Monday to Friday)
Shipping/Receiving Entrance(back of the building)

Portage la Prairie

Portage District General Hospital Attn.: Stores
524-5th Street S.E.Portage la Prairie, Man., R1N 3A8
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Monday to Friday)

Winkler

Boundary Trails HospitalAttn.: Materials Management

JCT Hwy. No. 3 and No. 14,Winkler, Man., R6W 1H8
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Monday to Friday)

Steinbach

Bethesda Hospital-Steinbach Distribution Centre
316 Henry Street, Steinbach, Man., R5G 0P9
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

To arrange pickup of smaller donations or for general inquiries, please call 1-833-408-0101.

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