Fort Worth medical students support community with PPE drive

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine students set up a donation station to collect Personal Protective Equipment for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

By Connor Rodriguez and Stephanie Schaumberg

FORT WORTH, TX – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers, hospitals and health systems are facing unprecedented shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE.  Some health care partners in the Fort Worth area report less than a 5-day supply of the critical PPE needed to protect our frontline heroes in the battle against COVID-19.

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine students are collecting donations of new and unused masks, gloves, and gowns for immediate distribution to Dallas-Fort Worth area community providers, clinics, and nursing homes.

Individuals and companies may drop off donations new and unused PPE  everyday between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. until April 20 at 3417 W. Cantey Street (TCU Frog Alley Parking Garage).  Large donations  also may be shipped or picked up.

View the FWMD PPE Poster

There are several ways that you can get involved in the FWMD PPE Drive:

  • Contact individuals, companies and organizations for PPE donations.
  • Share SOM social media posts on your personal Facebook page using the hashtag #FWMDPPE.
  • Talk to your family and friends about the drive and ask them to share SOM social media posts!

For more information and shipping instructions, please contact the students at

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