Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically “N95-rated” masks. The White County Farm Bureau is participating in “F.A.R.M. for Health” (Farmers and Ranchers Masks for Health). We are calling upon farmers, grain elevators, union laborers, construction companies, and anyone else in the industry where masks are used for PPE, to donate surplus new/unused masks. The masks will be distributed through the local health department and used by local health professionals and first responders.
Your safety when delivering masks is critical to us. Therefore, a storage tote is located outside the front entrance of the White County Farm Bureau Building. Donors are asked to place their masks in the tote. The White County Farm Bureau building is located at 304 E Robinson Street in Carmi. Due to the shelter in place order, we ask that you only leave your home if you feel your trip is considered essential travel.
For a full list of participating drop off locations and additional information about the effort, visit “Farm4Health” on Facebook. Thank you for doing your part in helping keep us safe during this challenging time.