“To help support the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, I am urging residents, tattoo parlors and nail salons to donate personal protective equipment to our first responders and medical professionals, who are in dire need of supplies,” said LaPointe. “Our first responders and health care workers are always there for us during a crisis, and now more than ever, we need to be there for them.”
The state is currently seeking unopened medical supplies, including face shields, gowns, masks, and gloves. All items donated should be in the manufacturers original packaging and unopened. Residents wishing to make a donation of equipment should contact Serve Illinois at email@example.com or visit their official website at www.Serve.Illinois.gov.
“It has been made clear that our first responders and health care professionals are facing a serious shortage of supplies that they need to stay safe while doing their jobs during this difficult time,” LaPointe said. “In order to get to the other side of this outbreak, we must stand together and do everything we can to support our first responders and health care workers who are on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.”
Residents can also stay informed on developments with the COVID-19 pandemic by reviewing information provided on the State of Illinois’ exclusive website coronavirus.illinois.gov. Residents who want to share their thoughts or require assistance on this matter or any other issue in the community can reach LaPointe at 773-647-1174 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaPointe represents the 19th District, which covers portions of Chicago’s Big Oaks, Dunning, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Union Ridge and West Portage Park neighborhoods, and River Grove, Elmwood Park, Norridge and Harwood Heights.