Last Updated on June 24, 2020 by Kari-Ann Ryan

The pandemic has caused major changes in our lives that are now a new normal. If you didn’t find sanitizing items and masks in most households and businesses before, you will now. At the peak of the pandemic, fear entered our minds and these items were in extremely high demand and limited quantity.National Guard with PPE Equipment

Therefore, Mid-West Moving & Storage has a commitment to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for the State of Illinois. Here’s how: We partnered up with IDHS and IEMA to deliver equipment to hospitals experiencing PPE shortages.


IDHS (Illinois Department of Human Services) has created a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needs Survey for anyone in need of supplies. Any organization in need of PPE or Preventative/Sanitizing Items can fill out the survey.

PPE includes:Preventative/Sanitizing Items include:
N-95 MasksTouch-free Thermometer
Surgical MasksHair Covering
GownsShoe Covering
Face ShieldsHand Sanitizer
GogglesDisinfectant Wipes
Medical Gloves – size SZiploc Bags Quart
Medical Gloves – size MPaper Bags
Medical Gloves – size L
Medical Gloves – size XL


IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) addressed the shortages in PPE and encouraged hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes to participate in the FREE PPE Decontamination System. This process is authorized by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for decontaminating and reusing N95 respirators for healthcare personnel. No fee is required, because it is fully funded by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Hospitals and healthcare facilities can enroll at

Hospitals Mid-West Moving & Storage Equipment Disinfectant

Hospitals throughout the US and the rest of the world have experienced a number of challenges. In a survey research released by the U.S. Department and Human Services (HHS), these challenges were mainly caring for patients and keeping staff safe. Part of the challenge were the shortages in testing supplies and PPE, long waits for test results, and expanding institutional capacity. We recognized these challenges and looked at where we could help to lower the pain and hardships.

So, we came up with a plan. We circled around Dekalb and Rockford, Illinois to supply PPE for mental health and developmental centers. In addition to moving personal belongings and furniture, Mid-West Moving & Storage was dedicated in delivering two to three truckloads of PPE to hospitals a day. We feel it is our duty to positively contribute towards the challenges that hospitals are facing and try to lower some of the stress.

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Reviews from Our Clients

Review by Kristin Welsh
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"I had a great experience with Midwest. The movers arrived early, set up my entire home with protective pads and flooring, effectively moved all of my home items, and cleaned up afterward. I have actually used them twice. I had different employees each time, but both crews of men were equally prompt, professional, and efficient. I would highly recommend Midwest."
Review by Selene
Moving Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

"The movers did an incredible job! Our second experience with your company is just as wonderful as our first. Your driver is an incredible leader. The rest of the crew was impressive as well. They all worked tirelessly through out the whole time. This move was stressful with the all the school closings and work changes but they made the whole experience much better."
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