CAMC has received a tremendous response from the community about helping those working at our hospitals. If you would like to help, here are some ways you can give back to our staff. We are extremely grateful for the support!
The CDC is advising the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
So far, more than 5,000 masks have been donated. We are still accepting homemade masks, as they are being used for staff members working in non-patient care areas to help keep the recommended social distancing while they work. We are also providing them to patients in our emergency departments during the time of their visits.
Please see the mask guidelines below for information and the types of masks we are accepting.
We are accepting masks made from any pattern, but we do request you pre-wash and dry the fabric before sewing the pattern. This is to avoid making the masks too small, as the fabric does shrink once washed and dried. Please follow these CDC recommendations:
Additional information – Ear loops and elastic for fabric masks can cause ears to become sore after wearing the masks for extended periods of time. Fabric headbands help take pressure off of ears. Fabric masks that can be tied in the back are also a common used pattern.
3D printed materials: Donations of 3D printed face shields (not masks) and mask strap adjusters are being accepted. Face shields will be used as a resource for clinical staff when needed.
Donations are being accepted at the former CAMC Lighthouse Childcare & Development Center located at 3410 Virginia Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need fabric and/or elastic to create masks, you can pick them up while supplies last.
If you are unable to make it to the center to donate masks and supplies, the following locations are accepting donations:
CAMC Teays Valley Hospital Human Resources
1200 Hospital Drive
Putnam Medical Plaza, First Floor Lobby
Hurricane, WV 25526
Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church
108 Oakwood Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
Bible Center Church
100 Bible Center Dr.
Charleston, WV 25309
Blessed Sacrament Church
305 E Street
South Charleston, WV 25303
River Ridge Church Teays Valley
1 Saturn Way
Hurricane, WV 25526
If you would like to mail in masks that you have made, please address them to:
CAMC Volunteer Services
501 Morris St.
Charleston, WV 25301
If you have any questions about the Masking Making Program, please fill out this form.
Volunteer Services has developed a process to team up the community with local restaurants that are currently open and delivering orders to provide meals for our health care workers. If you would like to help, please fill out the form here.
We are accepting donations of sanitizing wipes, bleach and gloves.
To make a donation, please email Covid19.Supplies@camc.org or call (304) 388-4349 and we will coordinate with you directly.
Thank you for your acts of kindness and concern for the health care workers at the front line of this pandemic.