Funds for Masks for COVID-19 Medical Staff

300 million face masks and respirators are in need due to COVID-19. Dozens of health care workers across the country have contracted the virus and hundreds more have been forced into quarantine. This past Thursday, nurses protested outside the Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Francisco, demanding better health equipment. A pregnant nurse in Ohio said she has no choice but to tend to critically ill patients without a specialized N95 mask. Health care workers have even been forced to reuse disposable masks and hospitals around the nation have already ran out. Reusing masks can be fatal, as patients who do not yet have the virus can become infected. And who will take care of all the patients if our doctors and nurses fighting in the front lines get sick?

My name is Angelina Lue, and my friends Alicia, Paulina, Sheryl, Marie, and I have decided we want to help. As Bay Area teens who have experienced school shutdowns and witnessed resource shortages from this pandemic, we wanted to be a part of the solution. As a founder of my own clothing and jewelry business, I have relationships with vendors around the world, some of which who have connected me to facial mask manufacturers. For this fundraiser, we have identified several facial mask suppliers internationally and locally who will send us masks as soon as we begin receiving donations. Once the masks are purchased, they will be sent to local hospitals in need. **As of March 27, we have purchased and received 2000 surgical masks and already donated 500 to Santa Clara Valley Medical (check our updates below to learn more).

We’ve selected three medical centers in the Bay Area that are in desperate need of mask donations: Santa Clara Valley Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Health care workers have demanded for “immediate” action. Our goal is to have a few thousand masks delivered as soon as possible to protect those who are risking their lives for us, and we are asking for your help. Coronavirus deaths have been doubling every three days in the United States. If we do not act now, people will die who could have otherwise lived. 

Please donate and share this fundraiser so we can flatten the curve. Every dollar counts. 

People who save lives need saving too!

-Alicia, Angelina, Marie, Paulina, & Sheryl 

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  • Joe Van Remortel 
    • 200 $ 
    • 8 hrs
  • Kirill Solovyev 
    • 30 $ 
    • 11 hrs
  • Maya Amit  
    • 40 $ 
    • 13 hrs
  • Bo Stern 
    • 50 $ 
    • 1 d
  • Joe Caprino 
    • 200 $ 
    • 1 d
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Fundraising team: Teens Fighting COVID-19 (6)

Angelina Lue 
Raised 890 $ from 19 donations
Mountain View, CA
Qihua Lue 
Sheryl Chen 
Team member
Raised 495 $ from 9 donations
Alicia Yim 
Team member
Raised 430 $ from 5 donations
Paulina Harding 
Team member
Raised 280 $ from 4 donations
Marie Godderis 
Team member
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