Bank collecting personal protective equipment items

AbbyBank has teamed up with the Shawano Ambulance Services and local volunteer emergency medical responders group to help collect personal protective equipment.

There is a national shortage of some of the supplies and equipment needed to protect the health care workforce so that they can continue to serve patients during this crisis.

AbbyBank is reaching out to businesses, schools and other organizations that may have the needed supplies and asking for donations of those items. Hand-sewn masks, N95 masks, gloves, gowns, face shields and goggles are among the items needed.

Donation drop boxes are located at AbbyBank at 1213 E. Green Bay St., Shawano and 801 Main St., Gresham.

All donations will be distributed to Gresham, Belle Plaine, Wescott, Bonduel, Pella and Stockbridge emergency services personnel.