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 Healthcare 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. You can contribute in the form below, or mail your gift to the Allen Foundation at 1825 Logan Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703.
Masks & Supplies
We're collecting supplies at all drop-off locations, and here are the supplies we really need at this time:
- 3M-branded N95 masks
- Healthcare/medical models: 1860, 1860s, 1870/1870+
- Or OH/ES models 8210, 8110s and 9210
- Any other type of N95 mask
- Procedure masks
- Isolation-type gowns (non-sterile)
- Water-shedding-type gowns (non-sterile)
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.
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.
Drop Off Locations
You can drop off masks and other supplies at one of these locations:
(Entrance 2, 4 or 8)
1825 Logan Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50703
7am – 5pm: Monday – Friday
Emergency Entrance 4:
5am – 7pm: Monday – Saturday