Many hospitals are unable to support their medical staff working on the frontline of COVID-19. Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") such as masks and gloves are being reused and even though many have taken to social media and people are finding a solution by making their own masks, our healthcare professionals need more support now.
As a community of creatives, we decided to respond to these pleas by taking a stand with our healthcare professionals.
We have secured supplies of PPE from multiple manufacturers through various communities and will be working with local charities in the United States to distribute these supplies. All PPE that we acquire are provided to our medical staff.
With your help, we can purchase these masks as soon as possible deliver these masks to healthcare professionals working at hospitals that are most heavily impacted by this global pandemic.
Here's what you can to help:
Contribute anything — $5, $20, $50, $100 or any amount. ANY donation will make a difference. If you cannot make a donation, you can always help by sharing the efforts of The Mask Fund with friends + family to help spread the word.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DONATIONS!
1. What happens to your donation?
100% of donations will be spent on purchasing and distributing masks to medical professionals in the United States.
2. How soon will my donations be utilized?
Immediately. We have identified multiple international sources for quality PPE and have dedicated a team communicating with them daily. We are dedicated to putting PPE in the hands of our medical staff as soon as possible.
3. What organizations will you be working with?
We will be donating all PPE directly to healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses that are on the frontline. We are always sourcing various charities to donate masks and will prioritize those charities according to needs.
**UPDATE (April 27, 2020) - The Mask Fund will work with RETI’s Rapid Resilience, a platform that brings indie fundraising campaigns together and allows them to collectively purchase and distribute PPE to healthcare workers via volunteers of The Last Mile NYC.
4. How will you use the leftover funding?
We will continue purchasing other PPE such as goggles, gowns and gloves . We will also make considerations to donate to the most hard hit hospitals — all updates will be kept transparent with the public.
Please note: There is a fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 fee per donation on GoFundMe for payment processing.
April 1 - The Mask Fund launched its fundraising campaign to secure PPE for healthcare workers
April 8 - With the first round of funding, The Mask Fund purchased $5,000 of PPE (NIOSH-Approved N95 Respirators) at the price of $3.33 per mask from Makrite.
April 25 - The Mask Fund received and delivered 1500 respirators to hospitals in New York and New Jersey
KEEP IN TOUCH
Please keep in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram as we provide updates. You can also email us at [email redacted].
By donating to The Mask Fund, you acknowledge that we are the middleman who sources and collects Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) items from manufacturers for donation purposes ("Donations") to various charities, organizations and healthcare professionals across the United States.
You further acknowledge that The Mask Fund shall hold no responsibility or liability, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all express, implied, and statutory warranties, including without any limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness, quality for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights of the Donations donated by you. In no event shall The Mask Fund be liable or responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the Donations.
You agree that you will defend, indemnify and hold The Mask Fund harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, damages, claims and attorney’s fees that may be suffered by The Mask Fund resulting directly or indirectly from the possession, use or misuse of the Donations by me or any other person.
- Laura Tolentino
- ANTHONY URBANO
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