Community Members

Community Mask Sewing Program

Supporting hospitals and our community through the production and transport of cloth masks

In partnership with Nebraska Medicine, student volunteers produce and distribute mask-sewing kits to over 300 community sewing volunteers. Kits that include all needed materials and instructions will be dropped off at community members' doorsteps, with student volunteers returning to pick-up completed masks the following week. Each kit will contain enough material to make ~30 masks. This program has facilitated the production of over 20,000 masks for Nebraska Medicine and organizations throughout the Omaha community. 

 

PPE Donations and Distribution

Streamlining the collection and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE)

In conjunction with the Nebraska Medical Association and Metro-Omaha Medical Society, students facilitate the donation and distribution of manufactured personal protective equipment. We have distributed 40,000 face shields, 1,600 N95 & KN95 masks, and countless surgical masks/gloves/attire/sanitizing items to 131 clinics, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers in Omaha and greater Nebraska.  

We are currently accepting the following: 

  • New, unopened manufactured N95 and surgical/procedural masks

  • Unopened, manufactured hand sanitizing liquid

  • Disposable gloves 

  • Disposable face masks 

  • N-95 respirator face masks 

  • Disposable head covers/caps 

  • Disposable gowns 

  • Powered air purifying respirators 

  • Face-shields/goggles 

  • Coveralls/scrubs 

  • Shoe covers 

  • Disinfection wipes and liquids 

  • General purpose hand cleansers 

 

Monetary Donations

We are now accepting monetary donations for the purchase of mask sewing supplies and PPE to be donated to community organizations, clinics, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers in Omaha and greater Nebraska.

 

Incident Reporting Form

If any incidents arise throughout your volunteer experience for which you feel uncomfortable, please fill out the incident reporting form. We will evaluate the situation and address accordingly.

 

Last updated on: May 30, 2020

This program is offered in coordination with and under the direction of the UNMC Incident Command System Operations Section