NVLF Medical Supply Drive

The North Valley Labor Federation (NVLF) in partnership with Representative Josh Harder and nearly a dozen other local elected officials are launching the Central Valley Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Initiative, a centralized relief effort to collect and deliver much-needed medical supplies to first responders and frontline health care workers in coordination with three local counties. The effort encourages individuals and businesses - especially dental and veterinary offices and construction companies - to donate essential supplies. These include masks, protective eyewear, surgical gowns and gloves.

The relief effort will include outreach to build public awareness of the need for supplies, collection including remote pickup and a local dropoff location, and distribution by county public health agencies based on capacity and need. The local effort is inspired by a nationwide campaign of the Service Employees International Union – United Health Workers (SEIU UHW) that has recently uncovered 39 million N95 masks for distribution.

Locally, the NVLF is working alongside Rep. Harder and to lead a bipartisan Central Valley coalition of local elected officials. Rep. Harder is coordinating efforts in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, and Assemblyman Adam Gray is taking the lead in Merced County. A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are supporting the effort, including U.S. Representatives Jim Costa and Jerry McNerney, State Senators Cathleen Galgiani, Anna Caballero, and State Assemblymembers Susan Talamentes Eggman, and Heath Flora.

Items needed the most include:

  • Masks (Especially N95 Respirators)
  • Eye Protection (Plastic Face Shields and Especially Non-Ventilated Goggles)
  • Disposable Surgical Gowns and Gloves
  • Ventilators
  • Medical Thermometers
  • Antibacterial cleaning wipes

Donated items must be new or unused.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the times and locations below. We can also coordinate pick up for larger orders or arrange a special pick up or drop off by appointment when necessary. Email cv.ppe.drive@gmail.com or call or text 209-259-3856 for more information or to schedule a donation.

FAQ

What is this program?

The North Valley Labor Federation is partnering with elected officials and other community allies to seek and collect critical medical supplies from the community.

What supplies are being collected?

  • Masks (Especially N95 Respirators with product numbers 1860 3M N95, 1860S 3M N95, or 1870 3M N95)
  • Surgical Masks
  • Ventilators
  • Medical Thermometers
  • Eye Protection (Non-ventilated goggles and Plastic Face Shields)
  • Isolation Gowns (Disposable)
  • Surgical Gloves (Disposable)
  • Antibacterial cleaning wipes

In what condition should the supplies be?

All supplies must be unopened in original packaging.

Who can donate?

We are seeking supplies from any source possible. Individuals, businesses, schools or training centers have previously donated to this cause. Here are some examples:

  • Dental Offices
  • Veterinary Offices
  • Construction Businesses and Contractors
  • Unions and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Schools and Training Facilities
  • Tattoo Shops
  • Auto Shops, Body Shops, and Paint Shops
  • Landscapers
  • Manufacturing Plants and Factories
  • Painters
  • Nail Salons
  • Companies in Wildfire Zones
  • Mold Remediation Companies
  • Cleaning Companies

What will happen to donated supplies?

Supplies will be distributed to the counties in which they are collected to be distributed to hospitals and clinics as needed. These supplies will go to frontline medical workers.

How can I donate?

Donations can be dropped off at any of the times and locations below. We can also coordinate pick up for larger orders or arrange a special pick up or drop off by appointment when necessary. Email cv.ppe.drive@gmail.com or call or text 209-259-3856 for more information or to schedule a donation.

Dropoff Locations and Times (Drive-through dropoff available):

MODESTO – Crosspoint Community Church, 1325 12th Street, Modesto (Drive-through dropoff entry at corner of Needham and 11th), Tues 2-4pm

STOCKTON – Laborers Local 73, 3984 Cherokee Road, Stockton, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11AM-1PM

MERCED – Salvation Army Merced, 1440 W. 12th Street, Merced, Mondays through Thursdays, 9am-1pm