Save Our Seniors
PROVIDING ESSENTIAL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
TO SENIOR HOMES IN NEW YORK
Right now in New York, nursing homes are experiencing dire shortages of medical supplies for their frontline healthcare workers who are treating COVID-19 patients and protecting the most vulnerable population. They’ve told us that they should have multiple masks a day as they interact with their patients. Right now, they feel lucky to have 1 mask per week.
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.
This fundraiser will go towards procuring NIOSH-approved N95 Respirators and KN95 Respirators from CE-certified factories, and to deliver them directly to NY’s hardest hit nursing homes. Based on our partner’s data, 100 masks will cover a 10 person team for two weeks. Our initial goal is to help get NYC nursing homes 1 mask per person per shift for the next two weeks (146 homes x 100 masks x $5/respirator = $73,000).
We have partnered with the Jewish Federation of North America which represents 22 nursing homes in New York, as well as with Last Mile, which has received over 50+ PPE requests from NYC area nursing homes, to donate PPE using the funds raised.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donate below or create a personal fundraiser on behalf of this campaign. A common personal fundraiser is to ask people to donate for your upcoming birthday. Or, it’s as simple as activating your network by explaining why you are passionate about this campaign.