Your efforts will make a difference for first responders, volunteers, and staff

News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services are seeking donations of cloth masks from the public to assist first responders, volunteers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are turning to our community members to ask for your help.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest cloth material as the first line of defense against COVID-19, cloth masks and gowns work well for other low-risk, routine situations and can help conserve precious supplies of N-95 respirator masks and other equipment. Donations needed includehandmade face masks, other types of masks, Tyvek coveralls, shoe covers, shower caps, and disinfectant sprays.

Play a major part in helping our community and first responders stay healthy and prevent the further spread of the virus. Residents and businesses that wish to donate may coordinate drop-off or pickup by calling 301-609-3435 or email

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...