KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The mayors of Knoxville and Knox County on Thursday afternoon kicked off a drive to collect masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) items.
The Personal Protective Equipment Drive starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. The hours will are: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. – noon Saturdays.
Volunteers will be on hand to help collect donations of:
- N95 respirators
- surgical masks
- non-latex gloves
- hand sanitizers
- cleaning wipes
- other commercial-grade medical supplies
Non-PPE items, such as water, food or clothing are not being collected.
The kick-off press conference was done by Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Dr. Martha Buchanan of the Knox County Health Department, local first responders and hospital representatives.
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