COVID-19 Support for SRHS
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has received overwhelming support and inquiries from businesses, community organizations and individuals who want to help provide necessary and in-demand healthcare supplies, as well as food and financial donations. We thank our caring community during this time for all of your support and kindness. Please see the frequently asked questions below for answers that should help those wishing to connect with SRHS in this way.
Like healthcare systems across the country, Spartanburg Regional is experiencing increased demand for face masks, goggles, face shields and N95 respirators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spartanburg Regional maintains a reserve of Personal Protective Equipment, such as face masks, goggles, face shields and N95 respirators. Since demand has surged dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, SRHS is accepting donations of the following supplies:
- N95 respirators
- Surgical masks
- Face guards and face shields
- Surgical gowns
How do I donate supplies, such as masks, from my company to SRHS?
If you have any of the above supplies available to contribute, please contact Todd Bridges at (864) 560-8009, so we can coordinate with you.
Is SRHS currently accepting homemade masks?
If you are interested in donating homemade masks, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Below are instructions on how to make a homemade face mask with elastic:
Materials needed (with elastic)
- Tight-weave cotton fabric (i.e. quilting cotton)
- Fabric must be newly purchased within approximately the past year and never used.
- Wash and dry fabric without fragrance or dyes prior to sewing.
- Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work. You may also use 1/8 inch flat elastic if 1/4 inch is unavailable. Some have used wider flat elastic and cut it in half with some success.
One adult mask requires two (2) 9 inch x 6 inch pieces tight-weave cotton and two 7 inch pieces of 1/4 inch elastic. Therefore, one yard of 44 inch wide fabric yields 12-15 masks. You need 7.5 yards of elastic for 25 masks (14 inches per mask).
You can make two sizes: adult or child. Adult-sized masks will be the greatest need.
- Put right sides of cotton fabric together. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.
- Cut 9 x 6 (adult) or 7.5 x 5 (child)
- Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
- Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
- Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an elastic with the edge out.
- Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
- Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5 inch to 2 inch open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
- Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
- Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
How can I support SRHS's physicians, nurses and other associates by donating food?
If you are interested in making donations of food – either in bulk or meals for SRHS associates – please send an email to email@example.com.
Thank you to our generous community members and organizations who have contributed supplies to Spartanburg Regional during this pandemic:
- First Baptist North Spartanburg Sixty to Eternity Sunday School Class
- DMG Investments Auden Upstate
- Temple Starr
- Kathy Nelson
- Dawn Swensen
- John Perkins
- Billy Webster
- Davis Audiology
- Mary Black Foundation
- Roper Mountain Science Center
- Roly Poly Sandwiches
- Carol Gulyas
- William Porter
- JOANN Fabrics
- Denton Harding with Kingston Homestyle Kitchen
- Milestones Church
- Cheryl Simpkins
- Little Pigs BBQ
- Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc. Property, managed by Casey Brown
- Cindy and Emily Greene
- Jeans Plus
- Tindall Corporation
- Habitat for Humanity
- WBCU Radio
- Local CVS Pharmacies (managed by Fred Rill, Millie Kelly and Greg Fields)
- Boiling Springs First Baptist Church
- Tim Brink
- Smoky Dreams BBQ
- Great American Cookie Company
- Jeff King
- Jimmy Johns
- John Pierce
- Pelham Falls Deli
- Domino’s Pizza
- Kipra Anderson
- Amy Zimmer with Pink on Main
- Toptec Event Tents
- Meyco Pool Covers
- Karen Ballard of The Fabricsmith
- March of Dimes South Carolina
- Milliken & Company
- Converse College
- Spartanburg Methodist College
- Tietex International
- Bullington Associates
- Spartanburg School District 1
- Spartanburg School District 2
- Spartanburg School District 5
- Spartanburg School District 7
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