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COVID-19 Service Projects

As Scouts, we promise to help other people at all times. As our communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider these and other ways in which you and your Scout unit can do a Good Turn:

 

N95 Mask Covers Materials Drive

 

Help collect materials for volunteers to sew fabric covers for N95 masks being used by healthcare professionals. The covers help extend the life of the N95 masks.

 

Volunteer at this website: www.txn95covers.com

 

Learn more in this interview with the creators of the drive:

Help Dell Medical School

 

Dell Medical School needs help serving COVID-19 patients experiencing homelessness. They are in need of the following items:

 

  • 1-2 person tents
  • Disposable gloves
  • Digital thermometers and covers (clean, used thermometers are ok)
  • Infrared/touch-free thermometers and covers (clean, used thermometers ok)
  • Cleaning supplies (Clorox-based are best, but any will be helpful)
  • See this flyer with more information

 

During travel for essential activities, and while adhering to social distancing, you may drop donated supplies in bulk at Bicycle Sport Shop at 517 S. Lamar Blvd, 78704, Wednesdays-Sundays from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Text/call 512-228-9530 to let staff know you have dropped off donations.

 

If you don’t have essential business, volunteers from Dell Medical School can come pick up bulk donations from you at a central location. Text/call 512-228-9530 to arrange for pickup.

 

Whether you drop off donations or have them picked up, include a note with your donations reading, “ATTN: Edna Parra, (name of the item) donated, (name of Scout unit) donating.”

Austin Disaster Relief Network Drive

 

Austin Disaster Relief Network is collecting 20,000 homemade face masks for caregivers and essential workers. The group asks anyone making masks to follow the instructions provided by the CDC for cloth face coverings. The face masks can be dropped off at Austin Disaster Relief Network headquarters at 1122 E. 51st, Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am-6:00 pm. For more information, visit this page on the ADRN website.