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How to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 | Blog

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are looking for ways to lend a helping hand to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our health care teams have put their fears for the unknown aside, so they can keep the communities and patients we serve as their top priority. To protect our employees, patients, and visitors, we have enacted new safety precautions at Horizon clinics.

We are grateful to the individuals and organizations who have already stepped up to help, here’s how we continue to need your assistance.

3 Ways to Support Health Care Workers

1. Make homemade facemasks.

We are seeking homemade masks to prepare and offset the limited supplies available to healthcare workers. We are specifically looking for masks that have a built-in pocket for a filter to be placed.

Watch this tutorial video from EasytoSew on how to create face masks. See further information and approved patterns details here.

DIY Approved Materials for One Facemask:

  • 15” Long x 7.5” Wide Cotton or Cotton/Poly Woven Fabric (1)
  • 36” Long Bias Tape or 2” Width Fabric Strips (2)
  • 6.5” Long Plastic Twist Tie or Pipe Cleaner (1)

You may also download the Great Falls Clinic instructions for a complete guide.

2. Donate new and unused personal protective equipment (PPE), antibacterial hand sanitizer, and liquid hand soap.

At this time, Horizon has a supply of the necessary and protective equipment. However, as this pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains, it will be a challenge to obtain more PPE, antibacterial hand sanitizer and liquid hand soap.

If you are able, please consider donating the following (new and unused):

  • N-95 respirator masks
  • Eye shields/goggles
  • Isolation gowns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Liquid hand soap

3. Give a gift to the Coronavirus Relief/Employee Emergency Funds.

Our Horizon Health Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund. Tax-deductible donations to this fund will be used to enable our clinical staff to sustain their resilience while continuing to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients and community.

We are also seeking support for our Employee Emergency Fund to provide financial assistance to our employees experiencing a hardship during this time. For more information, visit:

Call Before Donating to Your Health Clinic

If you can donate masks or any other equipment listed, please contact the Horizon Health Foundation at 605-772-4553 to arrange the drop-off. We appreciate your continued encouragement and support for your health care teams!

Learn more about COVID-19 to stay safe.

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