Due to cold weather and reduced requests for face coverings/masks, the green Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Minnesota collection bins for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) located outside of the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center lobby doors, 1 Civic Center Plaza, will be removed. The last day for donation collection is Sunday, November 1. Items collected will be sanitized and re-packaged for distribution to long-term care facilities, front line volunteers, public safety, transportation personnel and other essential workers.

“More than 30,000 masks have been received and re-distributed locally since April,” says Brian Sather, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. “We can’t thank the community enough for their donations and Reggie Worlds of the Lyle C. Pearson DAV Chapter 10 for providing their collection bins for this important effort.”

To make a donation after November 1 or for more information, please contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.