Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Essentia Health Miller Hill Plaza

(courtesy: Essentia Health)

DULUTH, Minn. – Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its Miller Hill Health Plaza. 

Essentia says they are seeking donations of: 

  • Medical-grade N95 masks
  • Unopened medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) – masks, gowns, eye protection, and gloves
  • Face shields
  • Handmade masks

The drop-off site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 1600 Miller Trunk Highway.

Donors are asked to remain in their vehicles and to wait for site staff to collect the donations from them. 

“We appreciate our friends and neighbors graciously offering donations and support to help our staff and patients,” said Tonya Loken, community relations program manager at Essentia. “We are humbled by your generosity and caring.”

Essentia says the donations will help them meet ongoing health care needs as well as converse the existing PPE for providers. 

For instructions on how to improve the effectiveness of handmade masks and face shields you can visit: 

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