Friday morning, the United Center announced it will host a Personal Protective Equipment drive in tandem with Project C.U.R.E. on March 29.
In collaboration with @ProjectCure, @ChicagoBulls and @NHLBlackhawks, we're hosting a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive on Sunday, March 29 from 12PM to 4PM— United Center (@UnitedCenter) March 27, 2020
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All donations will go towards Project C.U.R.E., a prominent medical equipment distributor.
"As medical professionals respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health crisis, PPE supplies are in critical shortage and are essential in protecting healthcare providers as they care for patients in need," a statement reads. "Donations will be given to Project C.U.R.E. for distribution among local healthcare providers across the state of Illinois."
A graphic paired with the statement lists "eye protection and goggles; face shields; surgical masks; N95 masks; sterile and non-sterile gloves; disposable gowns; and biohazard bags" as items healthcare providers are in need of. The drive will take place from noon to 4 p.m. CT in Lot F.
This is the latest in a litany of measures the Bulls, Blackhawks and United Center have taken to uplift their community amid the COVID-19 crisis. After the suspension of the NBA and NHL seasons, Jerry Reinsdorf and Rocky Wirtz committed to compensate 1,200 day-of-game staff as if each teams' season had concluded as scheduled, and earlier this week, the United Center announced it would serve as a logistics hub to aid relief efforts during the pandemic.