Temecula Valley Hospital seeks medical supplies, other donations

TEMECULA, CA – Local Businesses have an immediate opportunity to assist Temecula Valley Hospital. Across the
nation, businesses are donating or selling supplies within their existing inventory to hospitals where supplies are
becoming scarce. Mayor James “Stew” Stewart supports this effort locally in response to Temecula Valley Hospital’s
request for assistance.

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Temecula Valley Hospital currently has the medical supplies and personal protective equipment that are needed to
keep their employees and medical staff safe. The hospital tracks inventory several times per day and has put in place conservation measures to protect their resources in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the supply is limited and becoming scarce as they await additional supplies. At this point, the hospital would greatly appreciate local support from the community.

While medical supply and personal protective equipment donations are welcomed, Temecula Valley Hospital can
make payment arrangements to support local businesses that would incur a financial burden to donate.

Many businesses are not open and may have available supplies and equipment. Examples would include hotels, casinos, wineries, schools, restaurants, contractors, dental offices, chiropractors, child care centers, or others. If your business can help, please call 951-331-2536, and Temecula Valley Hospital will make arrangements for delivery or pick-up.

Their needs include:

MASKS
-Healthcare Masks (Surgical Masks or N95 masks/equivalents)
-Contractor Grade Masks / Respirators / Filters
GLOVES
-Disposable Gloves, preferably latex free
THERMOMETERS
-Infrared Non-Touch (rated for human temperature readings)
-Other Thermometers
-Forehead thermometers
-Plastic strip thermometers
-Digital Thermometers
HAND SANITIZER (60% ALCOHOL CONTENT REQUIRED) WIPES
-Alcohol Wipes (70% Solution)
-Bleach Wipes
-Alcohol Swabs (Example – used to clean skin prior to an injection)
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
-Medical Isolation Gowns
-Disposable Coveralls (Tyvek Suits)FACE SHIELDS
GOGGLES
DISPOSABLE FOOD TRAYS
TAKE-OUT / TO-GO CONTAINERS
-Single-use plastic or Styrofoam
INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED UTENSILS
NAPKINS
TOILET PAPER

Check TemeculaCA.gov/coronavirus and TemeculaValleyHospital.com/health-alert for information about COVID-19.

Submitted by City of Temecula


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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