March 21, 2020

Manchin: We Must Support Those On The Front Lines With Medical Supplies

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is calling for West Virginians to support our medical professionals by making medical supplies they need desperately during the coronavirus outbreak.

“West Virginians have always supported those on the front lines. Right now, our medical professionals are on the front lines. It’s more important now than ever to support them as they fight this virus. Today I’m calling on West Virginians and our companies to be creative and do what they can to supply the crucial gear our medical professionals need. I’ll be keeping you informed on how to do this in the coming days. If you’re in the Charleston area, here’s how you can help now,” said Senator Manchin.

From the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC):

Calling those who sew! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). CAMC is asking volunteers who have the ability to sew to make masks.

If you are not able to sew, we will accept donations of clean and new 100% cotton fabric and elastic that can be used for ear loops.

Starting Monday, March 23, CAMC will have designated bins for the community to drop off masks and donate supplies. The bins will be available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations.

CAMC Human Resources - 419 Brooks St, Charleston, WV 25301
CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital (Physician offices side) - 830 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, WV 25302
CAMC Breast Center - 3415 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304
CAMC Teays Valley Human Resources - First Floor, Putnam Plaza, Hurricane, WV 25526
Christ Church United Methodist - 1221 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301
Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church - 108 Oakwood Rd, Charleston, WV 25314
Bible Center Church - 100 Bible Center Dr, Charleston, WV 25309

Please note that the pattern requires 100% cotton material. Visit this link for instructions and materials needed to make the masks: If elastic is unavailable for ear loops, it is acceptable for ties to be made from the fabric.

For any questions, please visit or call the CAMC Volunteer services office at (304) 388-7426. Thank you for supporting your hospital and health care workers!

Senator Manchin launched an information resources page where West Virginians can learn more about the coronavirus outbreak and how to protect themselves and their families. To learn more please click here

To receive daily updates from Senator Manchin on the coronavirus outbreak, please click here.