BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – To alleviate the ongoing shortage in emergency supplies, state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting Serve Illinois’ donation drive for personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“To support the fight against COVID-19, I am urging residents and businesses to donate personal protective equipment to our first responders and medical professionals, who are still facing a severe shortage of supplies,” said Pappas. “Our first responders and health care workers are putting their lives on the line during this 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 or visit

“Our first responders and health care professionals need this emergency equipment to stay safe while doing their jobs during this pandemic,” Pappas said. “We must work together and do everything we can to support our first responders and health care workers on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.”

Residents can stay informed on developments with the COVID-19 pandemic by reviewing information provided on the State of Illinois’ website at Pappas encourages residents who need help navigating services to contact her district office at 224-520-8838 or



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