COVID-19 How You Can Help

Thank you for your generosity and offers to support Northern Light Health’s patients and employees during these unprecedented times. Our patients’ and employees’ safety and well-being is our top priority, and we’re overwhelmed by your gratitude.

Many of our donors and friends have asked how they can support our efforts at this time. In response, we’ve established the Northern Light Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. We are also currently accepting donations of specific new and unopened personal protective equipment.

Northern Light Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Gifts to this fund will immediately go to where they are needed most at Northern Light Health member organizations across Maine.
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Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
These extraordinary times are causing an international shortage of critical personal protective equipment, and we are feeling that shortage here in Maine. Northern Light Health’s care teams at all of our member organizations expect to be caring for patients with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. We are currently accepting donations of personal protective equipment in original and unopened packaging for the following ONLY:
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable face masks
  • N-95 respirator face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfection wipes
  • Thermometers
  • Face shields and goggles
  • Disposable coveralls and scrubs
  • Isolation gowns and masks
  • Shoe covers
  • Nasal cannulas

Donations of Homemade/Handsewn Items
Northern Light Health hospitals and Home Care & Hospice are accepting donations of cloth headbands with buttons. These headbands greatly help our caregivers who are now required to wear masks during their shift. Please click here for a suggested headband pattern.

We are also accepting donations of handsewn cloth masks to be distributed to our employees to wear while not working. These will also be distributed to visitors, vendors, and patients, as needed. Please click here for a suggested cloth mask pattern.

To protect our patients and our caregivers, we are not accepting unannounced drop-off donations. Please email to coordinate a drop off time and location. If you have questions or concerns, please call Northern Light Health Foundation at 207.973.5055. We appreciate and thank you for your commitment to helping us keep our communities healthy.

For more information about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, click here.