Brunswick County Emergency Services now accepting PPE donations


Brunswick County Emergency Services now accepting PPE donations


BOLIVIA, N.C. – As Brunswick County and our partners in the health care and medical community continue to prepare for the expected increase of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our county, Brunswick County Emergency Services is encouraging individuals who have certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate them to the County for potential distribution to medical providers in the future should the need arise.

Individuals can drop off donations at the Brunswick County Emergency Services building at 3325 Old Ocean Highway (Building C) in Bolivia at the Brunswick County Government Complex Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals are encouraged to call first before they arrive to let our team know you are coming and follow the directions to enter the building when you arrive. Our team members in the front office will assist in collecting your items. You can also contact the County the following ways to ask questions you might have.

Brunswick County is accepting the following items. Items must be new and unused:

  • Unused masks rated N95 or higher: 3M Healthcare or NIOSH approved preferred
  • Full face shields
  • Impervious gowns: AAMI Level 2
  • Gloves: Nitrile or non-latex preferred
  • Unused ear loop masks
  • Unused surgical masks: meet the surgical masks regulations under 21 CFR 878.4040 preferred
  • Unused surgical masks with face shield: meet the surgical masks regulations under 21 CFR 878.4040 preferred
  • Medical/dental gowns

We are not able to accept homemade or hand-sewn items currently.

Per Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121, individuals are mandated to stay at home beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29 unless travel is due to a permitted essential activity outlined in section one, including travel to certain types of work authorized to remain open as a COVID-19 essential business and operation, including county governments like Brunswick County.

Brunswick County advises everyone to follow the mandates as issued in Executive Order No. 121 and to follow proper social distancing and health instructions as issued from the county, state and federal governments. Contact us if you have concerns or need accommodations to provide donations so we can discuss potential solutions.

Brunswick County’s team appreciates the offers of support and donations we have already received. Those who are interested in helping or who need assistance at this time are encouraged to visit our community assistance page, which is updated with offers of assistance and calls for volunteers from other organizations who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:

For additional information or to ask questions, contact Volunteer and Nonprofit Coordinator Leslie Stanley at


For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to call or email all county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices and will require appointments for in-person visits beginning March 23, 2020. See a full list of contact information for each department, information on their virtual services and impacts due to COVID-19 on our website.

Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033