PROVIDING ESSENTIAL PPE AND SUPPLIES TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.
We achieve this by analyzing data to identify the most urgent need, with emphasis on marginalized communities in the areas hit hardest by COVID-19.
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Majority of healthcare workers surveyed said they have less than 2 weeks of PPE supply remaining. Our goal is to donate 1 Billion FDA-approved PPE through our 1 Billion PPE program.
As of 5/27, New York Nursing Homes have a total 6,062 deaths representing 37% of all deaths in New York. Among the 146 nursing homes in NY, 3,000 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded since March.
With over 10,000 hospitalizations, local hospitals in Texas are using their stockpiles of PPE faster than expected: reserves that would have lasted three months are now being depleted in a few weeks.
We have partnered with Never Be Caged, LEAD, and the NEXUS Working Group toward Equal Justice to ensure that masks get to those in need, with an initial focus on two hardest hit superspread sites.
WHO WE SERVE
Our initial focus is on NYC First Responders, including FDNY, NYPD and EMS. All have announced that they are experiencing dire shortages of respirators, surgical masks, face shields and additional equipment.
Essential Service Workers are the backbone of the fight against COVID. Our fellow workers are experiencing PPE shortages across the board, and by protecting them, we will greatly limit the spread of COVID-19.
Senior centers, nursing homes, prisons, immigrant communities, the homeless, and marginalized areas like the South Bronx, Queensbridge Housing Projects, Elmhurst & Bensonhurst are among the hardest hit areas.
WHY SUPPORT US?
Every dollar donated goes directly to our programs to provide COVID-relief resources. We are 100% volunteer-run. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
100% FDA-approved PPE
We have the ability to quickly import large volumes of FDA-approved PPE from a vetted list of suppliers who produce NIOSH-compliant equipment, eliminating the middleman.
100% Streamlined Operations
Our partnerships allow us to efficiently and effectively help from all different angles: identify hospitals with need, import large volumes of PPE, and distribute supplies to the frontlines.
Are you a licensed supplier of medical-grade PPE?
The COVID Foundation is working to create a database of verified suppliers so that we can efficiently scale up our organization and meet the demand for medical-grade PPE. Interested PPE vendors can contact us to start the process of becoming a verified supplier.