" ... Rooms can be converted to ICU beds...vents can be built...but it takes years to train a qualified healthcare professional. This is our most valuable resource in this war and we need to protect them and make sure they have the appropriate equipment to win. "
- Medical Professional at major NYC hospital
Many of our family, friends, and neighbors are tackling COVID-19 head on but the outbreak isn’t easy to suppress. Our family, friends and neighbors are some of the heroes that have been working bravely and tirelessly on the front line in the battle against COVID-19. Due to the exponential increase of COVID-19 cases flooding medical sites all over the world, we hear of horror stories directly from our network of healthcare workers in New York about supply shortages and colleagues taken out of service because of infections. Our heroes are now running dangerously low on protective equipment to keep them safe while doing their job.
Mask Our Heroes and Lunar NYC Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are combining our expertise and manpower to secure the best quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers. 100% of all donations are tax deductible and will go towards the purchase and donation of medical grade PPE such as masks, gloves, gowns, etc. We are here to ensure the heroes on the front line are properly protected.
We have assembled a team of leaders and subject matter experts from various fields — operations, quality control, sourcing, fundraising, logistics, distribution, and marketing—to develop and execute a comprehensive action plan. We are fellow Asian Americans—many with roots in New York — but more importantly, we are a united group of individuals committed to making a difference with our resources and vast network. The COVID-19 outbreak has claimed lives and jobs across the world and our organization is committed to fighting the virus in the ways we can.
Here's what you can do to help:
Donate to the cause!
Every dollar counts! Help us keep hospital supplies stocked, nurses gowned, and doctors protected!
Be the voice for our heroes!
Share this campaign with your friends and family and get them to donate! You can also find us on all social platforms.
With your donation to our GoFundMe page, we can stand together with our Healthcare Heroes in this battle against COVID-19. In moments of high tension and anxiety, the world can seem like it's unraveling at the seams, but it is in these same moments of crisis where we see how strong we are as people; we are at our strongest when we are unified and filled with compassion. If you were wondering how you can help or just waiting for the right opportunity, this is it-- this is your chance. Stand with us, stand with the healthcare heroes giving it their all on the front lines, stand with your family, friends, and your loved ones who are risking their lives. Know that every bit of your donation here will help these courageous heroes and make a real difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Rick Ma (Project Lead/Sourcing)
Gordon Yu (Fundraising)
William Wong (Medical Liaison/Quality Control)
Jamie Wong (Strategic Deployment)
Kevin Law-Lee (Logistics)
Aaron Chan (Strategy & Operations)
Brandon Wong (Marketing)
Kwaniie Chan (UX/UI Designer)
Jiang "Jay" Yu (Lunar NYC Inc.)
Kenny Lam (Lunar NYC Inc.)
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
We are excited to partner with Lunar NYC Inc. , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, known best for their strong philanthropic values and promotion of Asian culture. With strong connections across several sectors, they will be a key partner in improving our operational capacity and ability to scale out to other hospital networks outside of NY.
We are also in talks with many business leaders about corporate sponsorships and corporate matching. We are fully committed to ensuring that no stone will be left unturned in our efforts.
What hospitals has Mask Our Heroes donated to already?
Mount Sinai Queens
New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
NYU Langone Brooklyn
West Chelsea Veterinary Hospital
Manhattan VA Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mount Sinai West
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Center for Urban Community Services
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
Northwell Health Medical Center
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
3/22 Mobilize Mask Our Heroes
3/23 Reached $10,000 in donations
3/24 Reached $15,000 in donations
3/24 Purchased first order of 1,200 N95 masks
3/25 Purchased an order of 20,000 KN95 masks
3/28 Reached $20,000 in donations
3/29 Launched GoFundMe campaign!
3/31 Purchased US-Sourced Cardinal Health ASTM Level 3 masks
4/02 ASTM Level 3 Masks Arrived
4/03 Donated masks to:
-Mount Sinai Queens
-New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan
-Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
4/06 Donated masks to:
-NYU Langone Brooklyn
-West Chelsea Veterinary Hospital
-Manhattan VA Medical Center
-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
-Mount Sinai West
-Flushing Hospital Medical Center
-Center for Urban Community Services
4/09 KN95 masks arrive to our facility
4/11 Donated masks to:
-Mount Sinai West
-Manhattan Psychiatric Center
-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
-SUNY Downstate Medical Center
4/19 Donated masks to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
4/21 Donated face shields to Mount Sinai Queens
4/21 Donated masks to FDNY EMS
4/24 18,000 KN95 masks - passed lab test but failed to meet fit test, will use funds to purchase N95 instead
4/25 N95 masks arrive to our facility
4/27 Donated face shields to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
4/28 Donated masks to
-Good Samaritan Hospital
-Northwell Health Medical Center
-Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
4/29 New order of N95 masks arrive to our facility
5/01 Donated masks to
-Northwell North Shore
-NYP - Flushing
-St. Catherine of Siena
-NYU Langone Brooklyn
5/2 Donated masks to NYU Langone Brooklyn
5/04 Donated masks to
-Interfaith Medical Center
-North Central Bronx
5/08 Face shields arrive to our facility
5/09 Donated masks and face shields to Staten Island University Hospital
5/11 Donated masks and face shields to Flushing Hospital Medical Center
5/15 Donated masks to Mt. Sinai Harlem
5/18 Donated masks to Harlem Hospital
5/22 Five cases of N95 masks arrive to facility
*subject to delivery schedule and customs processing
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Where can we follow and find updates of the campaign?
We will be posting all updates on instagram @maskourheroesNYC and here on GoFundMe!
I'm having trouble donating through PayPal! What's wrong?
Many of the users who have reported issues have found success opening GoFundMe through a different browser.
If this doesn't resolve your issues with donating through PayPal, contact us at [email redacted] for assistance.
How do we ensure the safety of our drivers when delivering to hospitals?
We at Mask Our Heroes put our drivers' safety first. Every volunteer is provided a protective measures seminar by our medical professional in order to be best protected on the front line.
Do you support front line workers and hospitals outside of NYC?
Yes. Our efforts are focused on addressing critical shortages currently happening in NY and surrounding area hospitals. As these fires are put out, we will utilize infrastructures already in place to reach other affected areas.
How are you deciding which hospitals to donate to?
We are in contact with almost all major NYC hospitals and will donate to NYC hospitals and the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers on the front line!
If you would like to contact us about your hospital and department please contact us at:
Email: [email redacted]
How soon are my donations put into action?
Immediately! We have identified US domestic as well as international sources for quality PPE, and have a dedicated team communicating with them DAILY. We are dedicated to getting high quality PPE into our heroes’ hands NOW.
Can I really make a difference?
YES! This is the collective question we all asked as we began this journey together. Each dollar and each word-of-mouth recommendation helps to bring another quality PPE to our heroes.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes! Thanks to our partnership with Lunar NYC Inc., all donations to Mask Our Heroes will be tax deductible. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please contact I[email redacted]
If you’re a business owner and you have the means to take action, make a large tax-deductible donation.
Who do I contact for questions and concerns?
You can reach us by emailing [email redacted], https://maskourheroes.com, or at any of our social media accounts!
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Blue Ocean Property Group
Nu Alpha Phi
GLD Cornerstone Group, LLC
Marine Air Logistics
Whistle & Fizz
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority Inc
Stuffed Ice Cream NYC
Zhao Dental Corporation
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