Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically “N95-rated” masks.

Our local Farm Bureaus are participating in “F.A.R.M. for Health” (Farmers and Ranchers Masks for Health). They are calling upon farmers, grain elevators, union laborers, construction companies and anyone else in the industry where masks are used for PPE, to donate surplus new/unused masks. The masks will be distributed through the local health department and used by local health professionals and first responders.

Your safety when delivering masks is critical. Therefore, a storage tote is located outside the front entrance of your local Farm Bureau buildings. Donors are asked to place their masks in the tote.

The Edwards County Farm Bureau is located at 15 S. 5th St., Albion

The White County Farm Bureau building is located at 304 E Robinson St., Carmi

The Wabash County Farm Bureau building is located at 1128 Oak St, Mt. Carmel

The Wayne County Farm Bureau building is located at 301 E. Court St., Fairfield

The Richland County Farm Bureau building is located at 710 N. West St., Olney

Due to the shelter in place order, they ask that you only leave your home if you feel your trip is considered essential travel.

For a full list of participating drop off locations and additional information about the effort, visit “Farm4Health” on Facebook. Thank you for doing your part in helping keep us all safe during this challenging time.