Dear Heart of America Members,
As you know, healthcare professionals… doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMT’s… are in desperate need of personal protective equipment, and their supplies are either dwindling or completely exhausted. I’ve been in contact with several of our healthcare HOA members, and they are reporting the same challenges.
With many businesses temporarily shut down, we’re asking whether your organization has extra PPE that isn’t being used, or if you know of a source that has a stockpile (or even a handful) that can be repurposed for our first responders and hospitals. In particular, they’re needing:
- N95 respirators
- Medical gowns
- Face shields
This is a very urgent initiative. We’re needing our members, businesses, and the community to pull together and help support the professionals who take care of us.
Please direct any questions, ideas, or solutions to me. I can also advise how to arrange drop-offs or pick-ups while maintaining social distancing.
Heart of America Chapter President