FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Those who may need service, and those who are able to provide service during the COVID-19 pandemic, have a new resource to turn to.
The Fairbanks Area Citizen Corp, spearheaded by the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, have created a "one-stop-shop" website for both those in need, and for those who are able to *equip such needs.
Individuals or companies can offer to donate personal perspective equipment (PPE) or volunteer time, while state agencies and families can request goods.
"The whole basis of that was to be able to respond to the needs of the healthcare facilities and be able to line those up with folks that had donations or volunteer time to make," Fairbanks Area Citizen Corp Donation Manager Lisa Herbert said. "So instead of them having to go and call the hospital to say that they have PPE gear, we are able to help facilitate those relationships so the hospitals can focus on what they need to do best and that is taking care of patients and running their organization."
The website provides links to donations, requesting of services and community mask making.
The Corp considers Fairbanks, North Pole and the borough among its membership, including the Fairbanks Native Association and the Interior Community Health Center.
Those who want to make, donate materials or assist in mask making can email firstname.lastname@example.org, while emails for the Fairbanks Area Citizen Corp COVID-19 response is fairbanksCOVID19@gmail.com