How to Help During COVID-19 | UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids

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855 A Avenue NE
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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How to Help During COVID-19

We are grateful for the overwhelming offers of support pouring in from our amazing communities! Many are asking for ways to support our team members and patients. This page will be kept up to date with ways you can help us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back regularly for new information on the support we need and thank you for your generosity!

Donate to Support our Health Care Heroes

In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Your gift now, more than ever, will be felt. Even if you are not on the frontlines, your help will be. It will show what happens when our hearts, our humanity, and our communities rise, as one.

Your support of our Health Care Heroes will help us continue the battle of COVID-19. Your compassionate gift will ensure our doctors, nurses and countless other healthcare workers will have the resources they need to show up every day, for you. We are in this together and, together, we will get through this. Thank you for standing with us; you are at the center of everything we do.

Yard Signs for Healthcare Workers

Please join us in supporting our HealthCare Workers. With your donation of $25 for the first sign and $15 for each additional sign, we will place a ♥ Healthcare Workers sign on the campus of UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital. Each sign will include the name of a loved one you would like to honor. You also have the option to show your support at home. With your donation of $25 for the first sign and $15 for each additional sign, you can pick up a sign(s) in the St. Luke’s Foundation lobby, located at:

855 A Avenue
Cedar Rapids, IA
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Purchase Yard Signs

Masks, Supplies & In-Kind Donations

Please note for masks, supplies and in-kind donations: masks and supplies should be delivered to St. Luke's Foundation, 855 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids - 369-7716. Please coordinate and deliver all in kind donations, food, treats, etc., through the Foundation. For the safety of all, we are not able to accept deliveries at the Hospital entrances. Thank you!

Handmade Masks

Thank you for your interest in sewing fabric face masks. This is for the mask part only. The hospital will provide the filter, double-sided tape and hair bands and assemble here after masks are dropped off.

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids has an adequate supply of masks however – they remain in short supply nationwide due to COVID-19. The hospital is looking to be proactive in addressing the possibility of future supply challenges. Therefore, St. Luke's is calling all sewing volunteers to help make masks. Our hope is that we won't need them, but we must plan for the unknown.

Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used as each healthcare worker will need to change their mask several times during their shifts, as the mask becomes soiled or damp – for maximum protection.

A new modular mask, The Olson, named after 1930's legendary maker nurse Lyla Mae Olson, was quickly developed by clinicians from UnityPoint Health and is being shared across the globe in the fight against COVID19. A group of clinicians teamed up in the hospital's generate prototyping space to create a series of experimental designs rooted material science and easy fabrication. No special instruments are required for fabrication, and the pattern is compatible with common mask patterns being released around the country.

Your time and talent can greatly impact our ability to care for our community members and help ensure our safety as we do. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used.

They don't have to be stylish - just functional. Non-matching fabrics, thread, elastics are fine. It just needs to be well sewn mask - with no frayed edges or missed seams.

Download the Olson Mask pattern

   

No-Sew Masks

If you want to make a mask for yourself and don't have a sewing machine available, try one of these easy, no-sewing options using either a bandana or an old t-shirt.

Completed Masks

  • Enclose completed masks in a closed plastic bag or closed plastic box.
  • We will launder them prior to use so no need to wash before delivering.
  • Please deliver to the St. Luke's Foundation, 855 A Ave. NE,  1st floor, Cedar Rapids. Phone (319) 369-7716.

Supply Donations

We're also collecting supplies at all drop off locations. Supplies we're currently collecting are:

  • Vacuum bags
  • Elastic 
  • Hair ties 
  • Wax covered string 
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (such as dress tape and gorilla tape)

Drop Off Locations

You can drop off masks and other supplies at one of these locations:

Cedar Rapids
St. Luke's Health Care Foundation
855 A Ave NE #105
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:30pm



Mask Tutorial

Meals, Treats and Supporting our Team Members

We love our healthcare workers and we are glad you do too! If you would like to support our team members with meals, treats or items, please call (319) 369-7716 or email CR_Foundation@unitypoint.org to coordinate the delivery:

St. Luke's Foundation
Medical Office Plaza
855 A Ave. NE – 1st floor
Cedar Rapids, IA
(319) 369-7716

Sport a Shirt & Support UnityPoint Health

Another way to show support is to purchase a t-shirt! 40 percent of all shirt sales will go direct to our team members. All apparel is approved uniform as appropriate through July 1.

View many options here.