Citing the success of an April 11 drive to collect personal protective equipment to distribute to essential workers, Longmont city officials have announced they’ll host four additional mask and glove drives to benefit the community’s senior citizens, vulnerable adults, Meals on Wheels volunteers and first responders.
The four events, hosted by Longmont Recreation and Senior Services staff and the city’s Community Emergency Response Team, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, all in the Longmont Recreation Center Parking Lot, 310 Quail Road.
The drive-up event accepts donations of homemade fabric masks, masks intended for commercial use — N95, KN95, FFP2, and surgical masks — goggles that seal to the face, face shields, and non-latex, and nitrile gloves.
Officials have asked that items other than homemade fabric masks be in new condition and in original packaging. For more information visit tinyurl.com/ycp4lt3v.
On April 11, the city collected: 5,280 non-latex gloves; 55 N95 masks; 20 surgical masks; 14 pairs of ski goggles; one package of shoe covers; two sets of scrubs and 375 handcrafted masks.
The city asks donors to enter the Recreation Center from the east driveway and drop off in the circular drive in front of the building. People can exit from the west driveway. Donors will not need to leave their vehicles to donate.
Anyone with specific questions regarding donations can call 303-651-8411 or email senior@LongmontColorado.gov.