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Idaho PPE Drive Gallery

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The Personal Protective Equipment Drive on March 28th beat all expectations, thanks to the tremendous response from businesses, families, and individuals who took time to give back to their community. Gina Gorden, the RN who saw the need and made it happen, says it best!

"What an awesome day! Kids wrote notes of support that were attached to boxes of gloves, a lovely elderly woman made homemade cookies and a couple looped back around to bring us donuts in show of support. We had local businesses, entire families, med students, artisans, moms of kids who had gone through cancer treatments and all around lovely citizens of the valley that donated today. We filled an entire box truck with pallets of supplies.

We had 41 businesses that were involved in donating supplies today. For some you could see the sadness in their eyes that they were currently closed. However, for many I think it gave them a sense of purpose and feeling that even if they weren't helping their own patients/clients, their efforts were going to help someone. Thank you to the Treasure Valley community for stepping up to help protect your local healthcare providers!"

Hands of Hope NW thanks all those who organized, promoted, volunteered, and donated. Special shout-out to over 40 businesses that gave PPE items.

Businesses That Gave    Media Coverage    Testimonials    PPE Special Report

Terry Reilly Receives PPE

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Terry Reilly Health Services received items from the Idaho PPE Drive.

“We are so thankful to Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. and everyone who donated to their PPE drive! Supplies received at the drive were distributed among health care providers in Idaho who are on the front lines of the fight against the spread of COVID-19. We couldn’t do it without you!” – Terry Reilly spokesperson.

It’s great to know that the PPE items are rapidly going to where they are needed.

Idaho PPE Drive Testimonials

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The March 28 Idaho PPE Drive was spearheaded by Gina Gorden, an RN, who identified the need for Personal Protective Equipment for Idaho healthcare providers as coronavirus cases began to impact Idaho. In just 6 days, Gina garnered support from the medical community, Senator Cheri Buckner-Webb, former Senator Maryanne Jordan, House of Representatives hopeful Chris Mathias, and Todd Durbin, HoHNW Executive Director to host a PPE drive. Gina tells a vivid story of how the event unfolded.

"Traffic was steady all day with donations big and small. The pace was perfect, allowing Todd, his business manager and her husband and 2 daughters to do the bulk of boxing, organizing and sorting all the items. The team had a great time greeting the drive thru lanes and collecting supplies. Another group was on-call in case we needed additional hands. And we knew those that couldn't be there were rooting for us from home! Kids wrote notes of support that were attached to glove boxes, a lovely elderly woman made homemade cookies and a couple looped back around to bring us donuts in show of support. We had small businesses, entire families, med students, artisans, moms of kids who had gone through cancer treatments and all around lovely citizens of the valley...everyone expressed their gratitude and encouragement for what we had pulled together. We did this all while maintaining social distancing as best we could and keeping mask/glove/hand sanitizing precautions in place to keep everyone safe. We filled the entire Hands of Hope NW box truck with supplies."

The following testimonials are from a few of the 40+ businesses that donated PPE items from their own supplies. Hands of Hope NW thanks them for their gifts.

Businesses that Donated   Media Coverage   PPE Drive Gallery

Lake Harbor Dental donates PPE items.

We have been closed for a couple of weeks now, besides emergency care, and so the gear that we would normally use to protect ourselves and patients is just sitting on shelves. As much as we would love to get back to work, that likely won’t be a reality until the curve flattens. So Lake Harbor Dental decided to help how we could. Our state dental association shared the news of need and we decided to help. Thanks Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. for organizing the donation effort and for getting the PPE to where it is most needed on the front lines for Covid 19 testing and treatment.

Saltzer Health receives a pallet of PPE items.

We are so grateful to Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. for their donation of personal protective equipment (PPE). This gift will help to keep our clinical team safe! Hands of Hope NW provided gloves in various sizes, several cases of procedure masks, N-95 masks, surgical gowns and face shields. Saltzer Health has a longtime partnership with Hands of Hope Northwest, a Nampa-based non-profit that collects medical equipment for distribution to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. We are so excited to receive such a generous gift from Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. Our entire team thanks you!!!!

Todd Durbin receiving PPE from Expansion International.

Here is our director, Lauren Phillips, taking all of our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Idaho PPE Drive. Thank you Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. for coordinating this drive to collect supplies for our amazing medical community.

Tristan Galloway, DDS

Dr. G gathering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate to local hospitals. Thanks to Hands of Hope Northwest Inc. for coordinating this effort!

Idaho PPE Drive: Media Coverage

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Check out the media coverage of the Idaho PPE Drive event hosted by Hands of Hope NW on Saturday, March 28.

Channel 6 (KIVI-TV)

Medical personal protection equipment drives takes place on Saturday at Alberston’s Stadium (promo article and video)

Hands of Hope collects medical supplies through a donation drive (event article and video)

Channel 2 (KBOI-TV)

Idaho News: Hands of Hope collects PPE at Albertsons Stadium (event photos)

Idaho Statesman

Idahoans step up to donate medical supplies: Boise State, SmileDirectClub help, too (event article and video)

Shout-out to Businesses that donated PPE

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Hands of Hope NW thanks more than 40 local businesses who donated Personal Protective Equipment for the Idaho PPE Drive. Let's do our best to support them!

  1. Bird Family Dental Care
  2. Boise Nail Supply
  3. Boise Orthodontics, PLLC (Dr. Anthony Mongillo, DMD, MS)
  4. Boise Regional Realtors (Carolyn J. Sinnard)
  5. Borah High School
  6. BSU – Department of Geosciences
  7. BSU – School of Pubic Service (Cathe Scott)
  8. City of Boise - Boise Urban Garden School (David Thompson)
  9. City Peanut Shop
  10. Dr. Fred Stillings DMD
  11. Edgewater Dental
  12. Expansion International
  13. EZ-Nail and Spa
  14. Family Dental Center (Dr. Gardner)
  15. Ferch Family Chiropractic (Dr. Gregory E. Ferch)
  16. G & G Insulation (Brandon Gallegos)
  17. Hendricks Veterinary Hospital (Dr. Tad Squires)
  18. Highland Esthetics (Katie Hitt)
  19. Idaho Sports Medicine Institute
  20. It’s Alive! Labs (Caleb Chung)
  21. La Vie Nail Spa Boise
  22. Lake Harbor Dental
  23. Lam Research
  24. Morning Star Dental (Robert Lewis D.M.D.)
  25. North End Orthodontics (John T. Kalange, DDS, MS)
  26. Ocean Nails & Spa
  27. Perpetuity Skin & Spa (Brian & Kathryn Shields)
  28. Podiatry Services of Idaho
  29. Proud Artistry (Lauren Proud)
  30. R Bar (Shannon Jones)
  31. Riverstone International School Parent’s Association
  32. Salon Couture (Nicole Stoppello)
  33. Spa 35 Med Spa (Warren Danforth)
  34. Stephen Hubert DDS
  35. Stevens-Henager College
  36. The Hookup Barbershop (Valerie Figueroa)
  37. The Skywriters, LLC (Byron King & Cristina Jacuzzi)
  38. Timberline High School
  39. Total System Services (Amber Mead)
  40. Tree City Family Dental (Duston Connaughton, DDS)
  41. Tristan Galloway, DDS
  42. Valerie Baldwin – Flatware Artist
  43. Water’s Edge Dental (Geoffrey P. Herzog, DMD, FAGD)

Medical Providers: Request PPE Supplies

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All PPE supplies received at Saturday’s Idaho PPE Drive (and thereafter at Hands of Hope NW, M-F 9am-2pm) will be distributed among health care providers in Idaho who are on the front lines of the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

United Way has set up a central system to process PPE requests from medical providers on behalf of Central and Southwest District Health and Western Idaho Healthcare Coalition and Ada County. Hands of Hope Northwest will be using this system to distribute PPE items according to requests.

Request PPE Supplies (Medical Providers Only)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive

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NOTE: This drive is considered "essential" business under Governor Brad Little's new stay-at-home order. It will go forward as planned.

Hands of Hope NW is hosting a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive on Saturday, March 28th, noon to 4 p.m., at Albertson’s Stadium on BSU’s campus (East lot).

This appeal is on behalf of Senator Maryanne Jordan, Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb, House of Representatives hopeful Chris Mathias, and Todd Durbin, Executive Director of Hands of Hope NW. People are encouraged to donate unopened, unused PPE, such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, bleach products, and more in order to help health care workers in Idaho protect themselves - and their patients - in the fight against COVID-19.

All supplies received at Saturday’s drive (and thereafter at Hands of Hope NW) will be distributed among health care providers in Idaho who are on the front lines of the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Tax donation receipts will be provided to any individual or business owner who is able to bring an itemized list of donated items.

United Way has set up a central system to process PPE requests from medical providers on behalf of Central and Southwest District Health and Western Idaho Healthcare Coalition and Ada County. Hands of Hope Northwest will be using this system to distribute PPE items according to requests.

Request PPE Supplies (Medical Providers Only)

To keep everyone safe at the event, no gathering will be allowed and volunteers receiving donations will be wearing masks and gloves. We ask that people simply drive through to donate the following supplies:

  • Sterile and non-sterile gloves
  • Unopened hand sanitizer
  • Unopened commercial bleach bottles, sprays, or wipes
  • Unopened Isopropyl alcohol
  • Eye protection and goggles
  • Clear face shields
  • Masks – tie, ear loop (no cloth masks)
  • Respirator masks – N95, N99, P100 of all sizes. Extra filters also needed.
  • PAPR respirators – 3M or MaxAir and unused. Hoods, filters, batteries, chargers, tubes to go with these units are also needed.
  • Disposable gowns (unused)
  • Shoe covers
  • Biohazard bags (unused)

Hands of Hope NW Packing Team, Nampa

Please help us get the word out to protect our healthcare workers and our community! 

If you wish to give financially, please donate to the Hands of Hope NW "Idaho PPE Drive" fund.

Idaho PPE Drive Donation

Urgent Help for China

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Earlier this year, we received an urgent request from a partner in China asking for items to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Yet another miracle of God’s timing—we had just received a large donation of surgical masks! In early February, we were able to ship 5,280 masks to California where the pallet was loaded onto a cargo plane. The volunteers did a fantastic job of getting the items ready to ship on short notice!

Footnote 3/16/20: We were not aware back in early February how our own country would be drastically affected by what has now become a global pandemic. We followed God’s leading at the time to help those in need, which is our mission, and we believe that God blesses our open hands of service to others. Now the richest man in China, a billionaire, has shipped 1 million masks and 500,000 testing kits to help the US! This reminds us of the boy who gave his 5 loaves and 2 fish to Jesus who miraculously multipled that gift to feed the crowds of followers who listened to His teachings.

COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update (3/30/2020)

To all our valued volunteers,

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”

I was hopeful that we would be welcoming our volunteers to return to work starting tomorrow. With the President’s announcement of 30 more days of social distancing we will keep the warehouse and office closed to volunteers indefinitely. You are our most valued asset!

From time to time, as the need arises, I will reach out to volunteers on a limited basis. If you are interested in being available, please call or email me. My goal is to keep us all safe while staying open for those in need.

I continue to pray for the safety of our volunteers and staff and that God’s will be done through our mission at Hands of Hope NW.

Hope to see you soon!

Todd Durbin
Executive Director
Hands of Hope Northwest
info@handsofhopenw.org

COVID-19 Update (3/16/2020)

To all our valued volunteers,

I have made the decision to close down our warehouse and office to volunteers starting today. The plan is to reopen the warehouse on Tuesday, March 31st.

For now, we will be sending out our truck to the usual pick up locations. Facilities Manager, Mark Pridgen, will be in contact with the drivers to schedule their time.

This was a tough decision to make, as I know the passion and love that each of you have for Hands of Hope NW. The staff and board are praying for you and hope to see you all on March 31st.

We will keep the office open for now with staff so we can serve those in need.  This may change as information is received from our Federal and State leaders.

We advise you to check these web sites for up-to-date information and to read and share these Government “Keeping Safe Guidelines” for home and the workplace:

https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please feel free to reach out to me by phone or email if you have any questions about our operations in this time of uncertainty. Our faith will keep us strong!

Todd Durbin
Executive Director
Hands of Hope Northwest
info@handsofhopenw.org

2020 Trauma and Emergency Management Program

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Dr. Chuck and team

Here’s a thank-you report from Dr. Chuck Washington on his medical mission to Asia.

“Thank you so much for your support of the 2020 Trauma and Emergency Management Program! The 2020 Trauma and Emergency Management Program occurred during the last week of January/first week of February in Mae Sot, Thailand. The course was hosted by the Karen Department of Health and Welfare. We trained 41 medics and community health workers. We had 8 trainers that came from Idaho, New Mexico, and Washington state. We brought donated supplies from Hands of Hope NW.

Attentive students

Your donations went to support the training and buy much needed supplies for the medics. The training covered a wide range of medical and trauma topics. During the training we discussed the many sick patients the medics cared for and how they put their skills to use. The course focused on hands-on training with simulation and models. We also worked on training skills so that the medics would be able to train other medics in the future. In 2019, the medics took care of many patients with major traumatic injuries and very ill medical patients. The health needs in the ethnic minority areas will continue for the foreseeable future.

Thank you again for your support. Sincerely, Chuck Washington”