Health First Receives Generous Support, Now Accepting Face Mask Donations at Distribution Center in Melbourne

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Public Can Drop Off Handmade Devices during Specific Weekday Hours at Distribution Center

Health First has received a generous outpouring of support from community members who are eager to help the healthcare workers who care for our friends, family, and neighbors. (Health First image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Health First has received a generous outpouring of support from community members who are eager to help the healthcare workers who care for our friends, family, and neighbors.

And now, the not-for-profit Integrated Delivery Network is gratefully accepting donations of homemade masks in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Members of the public and business owners who would like to donate homemade masks to help in the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are welcome to do so. Donated masks will be used in accordance with guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a crisis response option. 

If homemade face masks are being donated, they should be: 

  • Made from cloth fabric
  • Length: 7 inches
  • Width: 3½ inches
  • Height of ear loop: 2½ inches

Effective immediately, we will be accepting homemade face masks that follow this protocol at the Health First Distribution Center, located at 7195 Waelti Drive, Melbourne, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Please make sure these items are in new condition. 

Donors are asked to take items to the warehouse and do the following:

  • Park in the parking area
  • Ring the bell
  • Health First staff will bring cart vehicle if needed
  • Count will be done or confirmed (count of how many of items brought by donor preferred)
  • Items will be inspected for safety and sorted by type for use by hospitals and other facilities
  • Donors should remain in their cars until the Health First staff can take the donations.
  • If there is a line to ring the bell, please follow social distancing protocols and remain at least six feet apart.

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