Department of Emergency Services asking for donations

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wicomico Department of Emergency Services is asking the public for their help. They say they’re in need of donations of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. The Salivation Army in Salisbury is lending a helping hand by using their home store as a donation and pick up site.

The Salvation Army says they haven’t received any donations yet, but they’re going to count through and sort the supplies, just like their clothing donations. Officials at the Salvation Army say right now it’s more important than ever to support people on the front lines of COVID-19. “Because of this virus and the impact it’s having on the communities across the world, we need that protective gear to keep them safe while they’re out there trying to serve us at this time,” said Latoya Ward, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Salisbury.

The Department of Emergency Services is also asking for rolls of cloth and elastic bands so they can make homemade masks. Donations can be dropped off at the Salisbury Salvation Army store Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The D.E.S. also says you can ship supplies and materials to the store.

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