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The spread of COVID-19 statewide and locally has caused a shortage of personal protective equipment at many hospitals and medical facilities. While Asante Foundation representatives say they are grateful for all types of donations there are some items that are more helpful than others.

"A variety of equipment is needed, however, our real focus is on gloves and masks," Andrea Reeder, spokesperson for the Asante Foundation, said.

Reeder explains that any type of mask will be taken for donation, but certain kinds may be more useful than others.

"We are accepting a variety of masks including homemade masks and those will all be put to good use," Reeder said noting that "the ideal mask is the N-95."

Although the N-95 masks are preferred, Reeder said any mask of any kind will be put to good use at a hospital in some way.

"Asante is now doing everything they can to take care of us and we need the community's help in gathering donations of personal protective equipment and that is a variety of things including masks, gloves, respirators, booties, gowns -- all of those types of protection items can be donated," Reeder said.

Reeder said Asante Foundation has been very grateful for the outpour of help from the community.

"We are thrilled with the generosity. We have had numerous drop-offs, we have collected numerous cases and boxes that we are delivering to the hospital daily. And we hope that type of generosity can continue," Reeder said.

If you or anyone you know would like to donate, Reeder asks that you don't go to the Asante hospital, but to one of these Asante Foundation locations:

Medford (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Asante Foundation located at 229 N. Bartlett Street

Grants Pass (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.): The Family House located at 407 SW Ramsey Ave.

Ashland (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.): Lithia Motors Pavilion, Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

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