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PPE 4 HEROES

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Join the COVID-19 support fund, PPE4HEROES,  for frontline healthcare workers in the United States.

Due to an embarrassing shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the United States, our frontline healthcare workers do not have proper protection to treat patients with COVID-19.  These healthcare workers are risking their own health and lives because of this critical shortage in basic supply of medical masks, surgical masks, and other PPE. As they selflessly work long and exhausting hours day in and day out to support our communities, friends, and relatives, they deserve our unreserved support.

The New York metro area is the current epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States and is home to WTEC Energy’s corporate headquarters. WTEC Energy Founder and CEO, Brian Singh, has been deeply touched by the pleas for help by the medical community and was especially moved by Andrew Cuomo’s speech which transcended politics and brought his wife Leilan to tears. In response Brian started PPE4HEROES, a nonprofit organization to provide PPE for our frontline healthcare heroes.

WTEC Energy is leveraging our supply chain, manufacturing relationships, and procurement personnel in China to secure large supplies of PPE from certified manufacturers.  We will do this quickly, efficiently, with due regard for manufacturing standards and quality while avoiding the politicking and profiteering which is putting our healthcare workers at risk. While exploring supply options we have seen examples of this profiteering and politicking firsthand and are determined to provide ethical and efficient supply of these critical necessities.

Dr. Donato A Colavita M.D. best describes the situation and need. "This is not a time for profiteering or taking advantage of the difficult situation facing our world and health care providers.  Charitable endeavors need to be undertaken to provide supplies and healthcare to those in need.  I support the selfless and altruistic work of WTEC, a company who is reaching out into the world to find alternate, inexpensive ways to bring much needed PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), such as surgical masks to healthcare workers everywhere."

We are asking YOU to help us raise funds through PPE4HEROES to provide PPE to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, and wherever there is a need across the U.S. Together we can make a difference!

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to source, procure, and distribute PPE (primarily N-95 masks) to hospitals in the New York metro area and across the U.S. with the help of your PPE4HEROES donations.

OUR COMMITMENT
PPE4HEROES is a nonprofit organization. 100% of your donations will go directly to the procurement, distribution, and delivery of PPE for frontline healthcare workers. Our disbursement priority is to U.S. Emergency Rooms and hospitals where there are extensive COVID-19 cases, at-risk populations, or critical needs for PPE. WTEC Energy will not profit from this campaign and we will donate all company labor hours to support this cause. We will procure quality PPE for this cause at the lowest possible cost from certified manufacturers. PPE4HEROES is a Delaware nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) exemption status pending. 

OUR PARTNERS  
Medical Partners: Several medical professionals are joining us to tell their story and support the cause. 

Manufacturing Partners: Several of the manufacturing partners we’ve worked with for years in our core cable manufacturing business have expanded their operations to produce medical equipment and PPE supporting the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of our existing relationships, we are in a unique position to procure this PPE at a fair market price.

SPONSOR PARTNERS
Remee Wire & Cable  has partnered with PPE4HEROES as a silver sponsor.  

DOCTORS & NURSES STANDING WITH US


Dr. Shanti Singh Anthony worked with Guyana Health Care system for 20 years. In 2016, Dr. Singh- Anthony joined the Caribbean’s HIV response. Funded by USAID, she commenced working as the Knowledge Management Coordinator for the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS. Collaboratively with Johns Hopkins University, Centers for Communication Programs she created, synthesized, repurposed, and shared up-to-date local and international knowledge and experiences with national HIV responses across the Caribbean. To date, she continues to lead knowledge management for HIV in the Caribbean. She served as the Director of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme and Programme Manager for the National Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Guyana. In 2006, she was assigned to Guyana’s HIV Programme as the Director of the country’s largest HIV treatment and provided comprehensive treatment to people living with HIV. One year later, in 2007,  as the head of Guyana’s National HIV response, she coordinated multiple partners- US President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Pan American Health Organisation, United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and other UN agencies. Dr. Singh Anthony also served as a member of the planning committee of the 19th International AIDS Conference held in Washington, DC, USA.



Dr. Colavita is a general surgeon who has been in private practice for 33 years in Essex County, NJ. Dr. Colavita has practiced in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area encompassing both urban and suburban populations. He is presently affiliated with St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J., Clara Maas Medical Center, Belleville, N.J. and St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J. For the past ten years, his practice has focused on acute care surgery.


Dr. Firpo Guerrero, MD is an internal medicine specialist who has practiced medicine in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ for 34 years. Dr. Guerrero’s practice, Essex Gastro Associates, P.A., is solely gastroenterology. His patient population is approximately 80% Spanish and Portuguese speakers. His clients are mainly immigrant blue-collar workers who are employed in construction, work at Port Newark, or are local merchants. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (PUCMM), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud in 1981 and specializes in internal medicine.


Ester Da Silva, BSN, RN, PHN, SN: Ester worked as a Public Health Nurse for a local health department in NJ. She is currently a school nurse for Plainfield School District and a staff nurse at a Subacute Rehabilitation Center in Somerset NJ.


Catherine Fonseca- Critical care nurse at JCMC, certified trauma nurse. I float between the medical/ surgical ICU and the cardiac unit.


WHO WE ARE


Brian Singh is the founder and CEO of WTEC Energy. WTEC Energy and its affiliate companies provide products and services for the Renewable energy market. Brian and his family live in the NY metropolitan area and are deeply committed to giving back to the region, its residents, and the country.

Brian decided to start the nonprofit PPE4HEROES charity when he saw the lack of immediate PPE supplies available to the COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers.

WTEC Energy is a company with a long history of giving back to our neighbors in the states we operate, as well as around the world.
· After Hurricane Sandy, WTEC Energy employees served hundreds of hot meals to displaced residents of New York and New Jersey.
· WTEC Energy has donated fully constructed solar plants to provide renewable energy in third-world locations such as Sierra Leone and Suriname.

FAQS
How will the funds raised be used?
PPE4HEROES is a nonprofit organization. 100% of the funds will be used to supply PPE for hospitals and frontline healthcare workers in the United States. WTEC Energy is donating resources, warehouse space and logistics services. No one from WTEC Energy is benefiting financially from this campaign.

How do you prioritize who receives the masks and PPE?   
The healthcare workers on the frontline of COVID-19 are those in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and in the Emergency Rooms (ERs) in our hospitals. WTEC Energy, along with input from our Board and partners, will prioritize the donation of PPE first to the NY metro area hospitals, and then to hospitals in US cities with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases. We are dedicated to helping hospitals with limited resources who are caring for low-income and at-risk populations.

I am a healthcare worker and we are short on masks. How do I request help from PPE4HEROES?
If you are a ER and/or ICU frontline healthcare worker, or a hospital supply administrator who needs PPE, e-mail us with a subject headline “Hospital Professional: PPE Request” at [email redacted].

Aside from donations, how can we help?
If you want to volunteer to help us with our mission, e-mail us with a subject headline “PPE Distribution Help” at [email redacted].  If you have a direct relationship with PPE manufacturers that can provide equipment or logistics as a donation or at market costs, e-mail us with a subject headline “PPE Manufacturer Help” at [email redacted].

Equipment we are donating
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Donations 

  • Scott Rosenblatt
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Irina Guerrero
    • $900 
    • 4 yrs
  • George & Bonnie Ribet
    • $2,500 (Offline)
    • 4 yrs
  • Hunter Douglas Metals, LLC
    • $2,900 (Offline)
    • 4 yrs
  • Thomas & Janet Van Vossen
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 4 yrs
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Fundraising team (8)

Brian Singh
Organiser
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Robert Singh
Team member
Leilan Singh
Team member
Safira Stafford
Team member
Kevin Bate
Team member

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