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Rays hosting supplies drive to help medical workers

Personal protective equipment for nurses and doctors will be collected, as well as food donations.

ST. PETERSBURG — With the scheduled opening weekend of the season postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rays, in partnership with city and county officials, are making a Tropicana Field parking lot available for a supplies drive to help medical workers.

Items being collected include masks (surgical, P100, N95), face shields, gloves (Nitrile), safety glasses and goggles, tear-away gowns, hand sanitizer, wipes, disinfectant spray and isopropyl alcohol (91 percent).

Water and non-perishable food items will also be accepted.

Donations can be made from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday in Lot 4 on 17th Street between First and Third Avenues South.