Donations being accepted for coronavirus relief

Donations being accepted for coronavirus relief
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is accepting donations that will aid nonprofits on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) is accepting donations going toward coronavirus relief.

Donated money funds grants for nonprofits that provide that relief. Donations are tax-deductible.

BRAF President and CEO John G. Davies said he anticipates the greatest need will be for nonprofits that feed or care for elderly people who can’t leave their homes during the outbreak.

To donate or review the grants provided by BRAF visit BRAF.org.

The organization also operates a centralized warehouse on Plank Road where businesses should donate protective gear for healthcare workers.

The items currently needed the most include:

  • Germicidal wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surgical masks
  • Procedure masks
  • N95 masks
  • Gowns / protective drapes
  • Goggles
  • Non-latex gloves

BRAF request businesses donate protective gear in clean, sealed, originally boxed and unused condition.

Donations can be dropped off at 9455 Plank Road. Pickup arrangements can be made for donations consisting of large quantities of gear.

Donors are asked to contact BRAF in advance by calling 225-763-4240 or emailing PPEDonations@brhealthdistrict.com.

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