Reid Health is alerting people in the area who have been making handmade masks that the health system is still in need of them because so many are being provided to patients and family members.

“The outpouring of donations has been tremendous,” said Randy Kirk, Reid Health Vice President/Foundation President.

The foundation is receiving donated masks, which are then being laundered and made available patients and family members as needed.

Since the need continues, Kirk said the health system continues to receive donations and hand-made masks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main entrance, 1100 Reid Parkway; and in Connersville, emergency entrance, during the same hours.

Information on how to make and donate masks is available on the Reid website:

Richmond Fire Department also is in immediate need of homemade facemasks.

Masks can be dropped off at Station #1 at the back door (101 S. Fifth St.) There is a sign on the door with a phone number to call to let them know you are dropping off masks.

Click here for information about other local groups needing masks.

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