COVID-19 PPE Drive

Inspired by and under the auspices of Operation: With LOVE from HOME, cities and towns from American Canyon to Calistoga are holding a one day community drive for gathering much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items and goodie-boxes for local hospitals, clinics and public healthcare providers who are on the front lines battling the coronavirus in Napa County. This event is spearheaded and organized by a core group of community members from the healthcare field, non-profit and community activist organizations such as Napa Valley CanDo, Teens Connect Napa and Alaina’s Voice, along with faith-based organizations including God is Good Group.

DATE: Ongoing
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Every Saturday, storage parking lot: Storage Pro, 626 California Blvd, Napa, 9am-12pm

Items needed are (ranked in order of importance):

  • Facemask N95, any size
  • Eye protection goggles
  • Eye protection safety glasses
  • Disposable latex gloves all sizes: x-small, small, medium, large, x-large 
  • Non-latex disposable gloves all size: x-small, small, medium, large, x-large 
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Thermometers with covers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Facemask, Shield & mask combo
  • Paper Gowns
  • Eye protection shield
  • Surgical Masks, Adults
  • Surgical Masks, Child


In addition to individual community members, this call to action is directed at other businesses and organizations including paint stores, hardware stores, dentist/orthodontic offices, and all non-healthcare industries that may have some of the needed items. 

To boost the morale of our dedicated Caregivers, individuals, groups and families can help with caregiver package items that can include granola and protein energy bars, beef jerky, peanut butter cups, cans of caffeine-free beverages, such as fresh juices, flavored waters, and hand written thank you cards addressed to “Dear Caregiver”.

“Above all, we want to continue to stress that the more everyone follows the guidelines of stay at home, social distancing, and proper hygiene of washing hands is the pound of prevention we need to keep everyone safe and healthy,” said drive organizer and Napa City Councilmember Liz Alessio. “As the number of positive cases in Napa County grows, we all need to come together to help protect our healthcare providers who are making incredible sacrifices to care for each of us.”

“Just like our responders were here for us during the fires and other emergencies, all our healthcare workers are putting themselves and families at risk to keep the rest of us as safe and healthy as possible,” stated St. Helena Councilmember Anna Chouteau, “I am filled with love and appreciation for them and want to do everything I can to support them as they face the front line of dealing with COVID-19.”

Calistoga Councilmember Irais Lopez-Ortega added, “Ahora es cuando nuestra comunidad necesita cuidarse unos a otros y estar unidos para apoyar a el personal medica que esta a cargo. (Translation) Now is the time to be together to support the medical workers who are doing the most difficult work.”

For more information, inquiries, and how to help,

American Canyon: Eva Garcia 707-704-1581,
Napa: Liz Alessio, 707-363-0043, 
Yountville: Kerri Dorman,
St. Helena: Anna Chouteau, 707-968-1865, 
Calistoga: Irais Lopez-Ortega, 707-294- 8379,

Media Contacts:

Tom Fuller & Monty Sander
Fuller & Sander Communications 707.486.8968 707.480.8635