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YMCA asking for donations of face masks, thermometers, smartphones for Y-Haven program

Posted at 2:03 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 14:03:37-04

CLEVELAND — The YMCA of Greater Cleveland, through its Y-Haven program, supports hundreds of people dealing with homelessness and addiction through its treatment and transitional housing, but the coronavirus pandemic has hampered their outreach efforts.

Since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, it’s been a challenge for the YMCA to deliver treatments and other supportive services to its residents, which is why they are asking for donations from the community.

The center needs 200-250 face masks, forehead thermometers, iPads and/or smartphones for implementation of telehealth. These devices must meet the following specifications Speaker and microphone; Webcam built-in or USB plug-in; Processor Single Core 1Ghz or higher; RAM 1GB or higher.

YMCA says the items are needed as soon as possible. The donations can be dropped off during service hours at the following locations. Upon arrival, call the number listed on the door to notify a staff member that you are donating the items. A staff member will come to your car to pick up the items.

Lakewood YMCA—8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

16915 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107

Hillcrest YMCA

5000 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44124

Warrensville YMCA

4433 Northfield Rd. Cleveland, OH 44128

Garrettsville YMCA

8233 Park Ave. Garrettsville, OH 44231

West Park YMCA—6:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m.

15501 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

Vermillion YMCA

1230 Beechview Dr. Vermillion, OH 44089

French Creek YMCA—7:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

2010 Recreation Lane Avon, OH 44011