How to get help. How to give help for COVID-19 in Birmingham—including UAB’s urgent need

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We’ve put together a guide to ways to get and give help during this time in Birmingham. Email us at as you hear of others and we’ll keep this guide up to date.

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1. Donate PPE to UAB

As cases of COVID-19 in Alabama increase, the state’s largest hospital, UAB, needs your help. There is an urgent need for more PPE (personal protection equipment). This includes:

  • Face masks (including n95 respirator masks)
  • Eye and face guards
  • Surgical and isolation gowns
  • Protective gloves

If you wish to donate commercially, manufactured, new and unopened PPE items, fill out this form. Click here for more info on what PPE donations UAB is accepting and new collection processes.

2. Donate PPE to Jefferson County Department of Health

The JCDH is collecting these items:

  • N95 Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Face Shields
  • Sterile Specimen Collection Swabs
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Home-made face masks and gowns

The coordination center is located at the Christian Service Mission Warehouse at 3600 3rd Avenue South. Contact 205.254.2550 for questions regarding donations.

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9AM-3PM | Friday 9AM-12PM.

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6. Support local businesses and nonprofits

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Are there other resources you know of in the community that we should include here? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know, or email us at

Chaise Sanders
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