How to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic | UnityPoint Health

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 with supply needs. Check back regularly for new information on the support we need. 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.

Support our Health Care Heroes nearest you:

Masks & Supplies

Handmade Masks

UnityPoint Health is collecting handmade masks. We ask that you follow the pattern and instructions here when making masks with a sewing machine. If you've already made masks using another pattern, that's OK. 

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.

3D-Printed Ear Guards 

UnityPoint Health is also collecting ear guards to offer our clinical team relief from the elastic tension caused by wearing masks. We ask that you follow the pattern of your choice listed below when 3D-printing ear guards. 

"You Matter" Ear Guard (version 1)

"You Matter" Ear Guard (version 2)

If you've already made ear guards using another pattern, that's OK.  We will gladly accept them at the drop off locations below.

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

Find your nearest drop off location for masks and other supplies:

Mask Tutorial