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Be a Helper During COVID-19

Mr. Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” During this time of uncertainty, one thing is certain. Helpers make a difference. It will take team work. If we work together, we can make sure those that need help will get it. So what can you to do help?

Donate Equipment

We are very grateful for the outpouring of support so many have shown in sewing masks, and will be very thankful for your help in securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for future use if needed. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is necessary to protect our health care workforce and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.  Instead, we ask you to donate factory-made new and unused PPE.

What you can donate:

Cloth face masks- for info, including how to make, click here
Ear Loop Masks
N95 Masks
Liquid Hand Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Face Shields/Visors
Safety Glasses/Goggles
Disposable Coverall Suits
Nitrile Gloves
Zip-up coveralls/bunny suits

*If anyone in your household has confirmed or possible case of COVID-19, we cannot take your donation at this time.

We at Southwest Health have a standard supply and are in no danger of running out today or tomorrow. We are also working to source PPE from those who can manufacture it quickly. However, we cannot predict the future spread of this virus, and we cannot predict our PPE needs in the coming several weeks. For everyone’s sake, we are preparing now. Your help may be critical.

How to Donate

To arrange for a drop off time, please call Tammie Richter at (608)732-4937 or email her at

Donate Time

If you would like to help someone in Platteville who has requested assistance, please go to the Platteville Mutual Aid website.  Many communities in the area have something similar. People can request assistance on the website as well as offer to help. Be a helper!

Stay Home

In order to stop the spread we must all stay home as much as possible. Even if you feel healthy, you might still have the virus and can pass it on to others. Limit trips outside your home, only going out for necessities (groceries, medicine). This is how you can save lives.