Nebraska nursing homes plead for more masks

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — As nursing homes and assisted living facilities loosen visitor restrictions, the Nebraska Health Care Association is asking for your help to keep their seniors safe.

In April, the Nebraska Health Care Association sent out a plea for 5,000 cloth face masks for their residents. The community immediately responded, sending the association more than 7,400 maks to date. However, the Health Care Association said “while the support has been overwhelming, the need still exists.”

Thursday, the association sent out a letter asking for community members to mail any access masks to 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68512. You can also bring them to a drop-off site at the same location.

They ask that they are clean, washable two-ply cloth masks.

For those in the Omaha area, Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) is also accepting donations at 212 S. 74th St., Suite 205, Omaha. Please package the masks five per zippered sandwich bag and drop them in the available bins.

If you have any questions, email nhca@nehca.org or call 402-435-3551.

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