West Reading, PA. – Reading Hospital – Tower Health has relocated its Donation Drop off tent to the 6th Avenue (Clock Tower) drive. This change will be effective, Thursday, April 16 at 8 a.m.
During this time of critical community need, many have come forward to ask how they can help. The information below details some of the ways individuals can aid in our response and support healthcare providers. Visit towerhealth.org/covid19/donate/ for more information.
To help Reading Hospital and its caregivers prepare for the anticipated increased demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), we are accepting donations of the following items:
- Procedural Masks
- Surgical Masks
- N95 Masks
- Latex Free Gloves
- Hand Sanitizer
- Disinfect Wipes
- Isolation Gowns
- Cotton Masks
At this time, we can only accept items from the above approved list. Reading Hospital is requesting donations of these items from businesses or community members who have such supplies they do not currently need. Members of the community are not being asked to purchase new items for donation.
All individuals delivering supplies at the donation site are advised to practice social distancing by remaining in your car. To keep our staff and the community safe, people bringing donations should pack the items into the trunk of their car and pull into the donation center line. Please leave your windows up and do not get out of your car. When you are at the head of the line, open your trunk remotely from inside your car. A staff member will unload the items and close your trunk. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please stay home and do not come to any donation site.
Monetary donations can also be made online to Tower Health’s Emergency Response Fund by visiting towerhealth.org/covid19/donate. Community members can indicate which Tower Health hospital they’d like to receive their monetary donation.
Questions regarding donations or donation sites can be answered by calling 833-676-0023 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.