Masks for first responders NEO - Fire, Police, EMS
Donate for masks to protect first responders from the virus! Im going to keep this simple (details at the bottom). Our front line responders need masks to protect themselves from the virus. But the supply and money is tied up in million dollar orders, and the equipment doesn't trickle down to those in small communities who need just a dozen pieces. We want to help. Who will receive the masks? Front line responders like police, fire departments, country health, nursing homes, non hospital medical personnel, What will they receive? Masks certified by a govt FDA, such as N95 or KN95 or FFP2 masks (these are different country standards). How will we get these items? I have been managing manufacturing and supply in China for over 30 years (see photos below). My partners in China have direct contact with the factories. I have 200 masks in my possession now and 1000 in transit. With financial help I can order more. When? We have already ordered small quantities that are in transit. With you're help we can order larger quantities (to lower the cost) and then deliver them in smaller packs of 10 or 20 to local organizations. WHAT CAN YOU DO? 1 - Donate. Starting at $10 and up to as much as you can give. 2 -We are buying the masks from factories in China, various models and prices in small quantities. Thats how we make sure they're legitimate. But it's more expensive to buy in small qtys. 3 - We can't connect your donation to a specific group. But you can note an organization (example: Massillon Fire Department) you would like us to supply. We will add that group to the list. We can't promise that your (or any) donation will go to them, but we will try. Our intention is to spread the equipment to as many small, over looked organizations as possible. THANK YOU! Its been hard to sit on the side lines and watch the big government organizations get supplies, the greedy middle men try to profiteer off the demand, and see pleas from local groups looking for any materials they can use to protect themselves. This is a private effort so we can mobilize resources quickly. Your donation will cover the expense of buying and getting the equipment to the local organization. No one is profiteering. The costs keep rising, especially the courier fees. Founder: Kim Kirkendall, has been living and traveling to China since 1986. She's spent her career in operations. She knows how to purchase, control, ship and import goods from China into the US. And she lives in a small town, the 7th generation of her family in that town. She and the volunteers who are helping will help pack and distribute these masks to help local heros to protect themselves, and by extension their families and community.