Thank you for donating to “MISSION10000in10”, a collective campaign to fight against COVID-19. Your donation helped us deliver 10000 face shields to healthcare workers across Chicago. Your generosity is making a difference. We are incredibly grateful.
Be safe and take care.
The situation is getting dire. Healthcare workers need PPE gear NOW! Hospitals throughout Chicago are desperate for supplies. We can hear it in their voice. Every call is heart breaking. It’s our civic responsibility to help them.
We need your contribution to keep going. The demand for face shields has increased rapidly and so has our production of the face shields. WE need to act fast.
Assembly video for the Shield
Recent updates: ( we are keeping a list of entities that these are being provided to, if anyone wants to see it happy to share)
April 22nd - 12000 Shields delivered
April 16th - 10000 Shields delivered
Sinai Hospital- 600
April 15th - 9400 Shields delivered
Northwest Community Hospital - 1000
April 14th - 8400 Shields delivered
Palos Hospital - 1000
April 10th - 7400 Shields delivered, Hospital list includes
Cook County Hospital
South Shore Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
Community First Hospital
Norwegian Hospital -300
Swedish Hospital -300
Sinai Hospital -400
Holy Cross -300
Cook County -300
Hamdard Center -200
April 2nd - 4400 Shields delivered to various area hospitals.
March 30th progress (please sign up for updates) - Our first delivery to Norwegian & Swedish hospitals. see pics.
March 29th - Hospital list for Donation of Shields
we have 10,000 shields spoken for by the Chicago area hospitals;
Swedish Hospital - requested 3000
Norwegian Hospital - requested 3000
Sinai Hospital - requested 4000
March 27th - More requests from Hospitals to refurbish the shields delivered, they want to take any amount we can give, our goal is 1000 a day for distribution. We were asked for 3000 yesterday.
March 26th - we have successfully delivered 400 shields to the area hospitals and CPD and have received positive feedback and request for more.
March 25th - With local help we have been contacted by hospitals and other caregiving facilities who are eager to take the masks and shields, in spite of ramp up in production there is still a gap that will take time to fill, the demand for masks and shields and other PPE goods remain unprecedented, we have offered to Deliver 10K in 10days time but as demand requires we are able to scale up and adjust our goals. Just to give you an example of requests we are seeing;
"Absolutely, we can accept donations of personal protected equipment, such as the one you mentioned. We are in dire need of those supplies, as we are using them very rapidly as we face this pandemic. I appreciate your keeping us in mind. These are my numbers
Thanks so much for your kindness and supporting our hospital. Very much appreciated it.
President, Norwegian Hospital"
Goal– Produce 10,000 Face Shields in 10 days to donate for hospital and non-hospital usage and rapidly meet PPE supply shortage, as our first objective we chose a Face Shield & masks because it was an achievable goal
Help with positive Messaging in the news to overcome the fear of helplessness
Keep Chicago working
These are unprecedented times and there is much on your minds so I will keep it short and direct.
This is a Call to Action. The news of impending shortages in PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) supplies and ventilators to fight COVID-19 is dire, and the fear is pervasive. So, as most of us have been on multiple chat groups and talking and discussing the state of affairs in our cities, county and the world, a few friends over texts came up with the idea of doing something about this. We couldn't take it anymore and needed to do something about this. Next thing we know, we are going to retool and repurpose facilities and resources at our disposal to create shields and masks for the doctors and caregivers on the frontline in our great city and state. We are not going to let this fear be realized, and we are going to help turn the messaging on the news positive with ACTION. We know that the government, the top 1%, and the Fortune 100 CEO are talking, mobilizing, and doing their part. But that is not good enough. We cannot just leave it to them. Our collective actions counts, and that’s what people need to see
"We have seeded $10,000 of our own money to quickly start the initial production so that no time is wasted. Our mission is to donate 10000 Shields in next 10 days. We will continue to evolve the mission as the needs change and evolve".
WHO ARE WE
Promoters: Rajeev Bahri, Radha Parekh, Shalini Sharma
Fundraising & Treasurers: Shalini Sharma, Radha Parekh
Internal Auditor: S. Daga & Associates PC, 50 West 75th Street, Suite 106, Willowbrook, IL 60527
How else can you help?
Please contact us with any questions and concerns. In light of complete transparency, we are happy to share our process and design with whoever that is interested. We need to multiply our efforts.
If you are have a direct relationship with suppliers of PPE products & materials who can help.
The time to act is now!!
Production of the Shields at a local Plastics factory:
2929 N Pulaski
Chicago, Illinois, 60641
Phone (773) [phone redacted]
Fax (773) [phone redacted]
Suppliers of the materials for the Shield:
[phone redacted] [phone redacted] (fax) [email redacted]
Withdrawal of Funds from the campaign:
Shalini Sharma will be withdrawing the funds to her account and distribute the funds to campaign partners to cover all expenses.
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