As the impact of COVID-19 continues to escalate, our team and family at Park Avenue want to help provide our city's hospitals and all essential workers with protection. We have created this Go Fund Me account in hopes of raising money so that we can manufacture, distribute, and provide masks and gowns for those working on the frontlines.
Our fearless and brave healthcare workers are being forced to use a single mask and gown for their entire shift. Some have even reported they are told to use the same mask for an entire week. Our family members, friends, and neighbors are risking their lives every day in order to help others. Your contribution can make all the difference in providing the protection that our essential heroes are so desperate for.
All donations will go towards the purchase of raw material, labor costs, and distribution. All masks and gowns will be distributed to New York City hospital employees, pharmacists, NYPD, FDNY, EMT, supermarket employees, delivery personnel, and anyone in need.
The cost to produce and distribute a single mask is $5 and a gown is $18. This includes sourcing the appropriate materials, production, and distribution.
$20 = 5 masks
$100 = 20 masks
Adding masks adds another potential layer of protection. Common sense would dictate that you would wear a mask when leaving the house to prevent yourself from getting the infection. But it can also help a mask wearer who is unknowingly infected from transmitting the infection to others. More than just wearing the mask to protect yourself, you are wearing the mask with the goal of protecting those around you. However, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. And since we don't have the luxury of time to be certain, to conduct rigorous experiments, it makes the most sense to err on the side of caution.
Get involved, get your friends involved, and let's do this together NYC! Every dollar counts in this fight. We are stronger than this virus, let's show the world what New York Tough really means!
Stay safe and keep your heads up!
Your friends @ Park Avenue Trimming
The masks and gowns being produced are not proper PPE, and are meant to be worn in addition to approved PPE. This is a last resort item and should only be used if you can not get the proper masks or gowns required. According to CDC guidelines all items should be sterilized to be safe. We are not guaranteeing protection from Covid-19 with any of the masks and gowns we provide.
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