We send FREE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 
Healthcare Providers
(HCP) on the COVID-19 frontlines

It is like a war zone here. They're rationing one surgical mask per employee per day and we don't have access to N95s or face shields, yet we're expected to take care of COVID-19 positive patients…

Doctor from New York

"With the increased number of cases we are seeing everyday, and the shortage of PPEs nationwide, I’m afraid our front liners won’t have enough PPEs to protect themselves."
 

Physician from La Mesa, CA

“My hospital is a COVID-19 only hospital. We have a lot of infected patients and hospital personnel are getting sick, which prevents us from doing our job.  Thank you greatly in advance for your donated masks.” 

 

Resident doctor in New York

“Thank you for the masks! I’m physically crying happy tears. I’ve been crying every day for the past couple weeks but today has been the first that they're actually happy tears!”

Pediatric nurse from Michigan

It is like a war zone here. They're rationing one surgical mask per employee per day and we don't have access to N95s or face shields, yet we're expected to take care of COVID-19 positive patients…

Doctor from New York

"They are talking about reusing plastic gowns and hanging them on a hook, or wearing a poncho and wiping them down with bleach wipes after use. We feel very vulnerable on a daily basis being on the front line."


RN from North Port, FL

"We are extremely short of PPE supplies, particularly masks...and made to re-use them, or forced to see patients with regular masks."
 

Nurse Manager, Miami, FL

We have already given away 
20,650 medical face masks,
6,000 nitrile gloves,
400 isolation suits &
2,560 bottles of hand sanitizer
to our doctors and nurses across the country

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But that's far from enough. Our goal is to buy and send an additional FREE 100,000 masks to the frontline by April 20. 
Can you help?

How are we different?

 

We are a team of scientists, entrepreneurs, and community advocates who anticipated a critical shortage for surgical masks back in December 2019. We proactively retooled a factory in China to manufacture FDA and EUA approved masks, based on an improved and more protective design (learn about our patent-pending masks here).

With control over every aspect of the supply chain, all we need is your donation so that we can get 100,000 masks from the factory floor to the faces of our heroes on the frontline!

 

Read more about our team and our founding story here. You can track our masks delivery updates here.
 

FAQ

1. Are these masks compliant with FDA and CDC guidelines?

Yes! We have gone through testing and met health and safety requirements according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). We also strictly adhere to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).   more>

1. Are these masks compliant with FDA and CDC guidelines?

Yes! We have gone through testing and met health and safety requirements according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). We also strictly adhere to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We work directly with the manufacturer to implement an improved design that is more protective and comfortable for healthcare providers who often wear these mask for long hours. These masks are made by an FDA-registered manufacturer in China.

2. Have you secured your supply chain?

Yes!! Because we anticipated this outbreak in December, the team was a few months ahead of everyone. We successfully secured an FDA-registered manufacturer who can mass produce masks in a short period of time.   more>

2. Have you secured your supply chain?

Yes!! Because we anticipated this outbreak in December, the team was a few months ahead of everyone. We successfully secured an FDA-registered manufacturer who can mass produce masks in a short period of time. We have also figured out every part of the supply chain logistics - from raw material sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, clearing customs, and the last-mile delivery to the hands of our frontline healthcare workers.

3. Where does my money go?

For every dollar we raise, 100% goes to manufacturing and shipping these masks to the frontline. We are a pending nonprofit corporation, so unfortunately donations are not yet tax-exempt.

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4. Who's receiving these masks?

Our top priority is to send masks to doctors and nurses in the most under-served, community-level hospitals. Under-resourced communities are hardest hit by COVID-19, and the hospitals that serve them are the most vulnerable - and we're here to help them.   more>

4. Who's receiving these masks?

Our top priority is to send masks to doctors and nurses in the most under-served, community-level hospitals. Due to red tape in the existing system, it takes up to 20 weeks for a hospital system to distribute any precious masks they have to an individual healthcare worker. What's more, right now there's a bidding war between hospitals to buy any masks that are still available in the market, so better funded hospitals are the ones getting them. Under-resourced communities are hardest hit by COVID-19, and the hospitals that serve them are the most vulnerable - and we're here to help them.

5. Help! I'm in a hot zone. How fast can PPE be delivered?

Less than 1 week.   more>

5. Help! I'm in a hot zone. How fast can PPE be delivered?

Less than 1 week. We ship US ground to same coastal states (Washington, Oregon, California) and 2-day air to all other states in the US. If you know a healthcare worker in need of masks, let them know they can request masks and other PPE here.

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Our innovative design FDA/CDC compliant masks

On 2/26 we finished prototyping and testing an anti-tamper, latex-free flat fold medical face mask design that could exceed BFE (99.1% vs 3M™ Standard Procedure Mask's > 95%)/PFE (95.6% vs. 3M™ Standard Procedure Mask's n/a) standards while eliminating the need for dwindling supply of knit elastic.

 

On 3/27 we filed a provisional patent application with the USPTO: 29729526. Currently, we're producing these as "last resort" medical face masks at a Chinese factory that produces FDA-certified PPE and are working with US factories to replicate the process.

 

You can keep track of our FDA device listing assignment details here. The process is currently being executed under the advisement of an FDA officer and adhering to FDA guidelines set forth during the pandemic.

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20,650 Masks Delivered

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60 3-D Printed Face Shields Shipped

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400 Isolation Suits Shipped

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6,000 Nitrile Gloves Shipped

 

Delivery Updates

Nurses at Kaiser band together and practice self-care

4/3 I was overwhelmed with gratitude when a nurse sent a picture of the safe arrival of the face masks. They've been great self-advocates, referring each other to the website and supporting one another during the PPE shortage and COVID-19 crisis. I'm astounded by their wonderful spirits and wish them safety and health.

Longest receipt I've ever seen

3/30 Today I sent out 2,550 masks to 45 HCPs across the country. Dr. Jim Goodrich passed away in NY, so I made sure to send a pack of precious 3M N95s to his friend (also a surgeon). I'm hoping Lashify supports me soon, because paying $1,200 on shipping every time I leave the apartment is a bit discouraging. Estimated arrival: 4/2/2020 (UPS)

 

Want to donate your skills and time? Volunteer with us!
 

Please email admin@ppeforhcp.com
(
doctors and engineers: please email Sophia directly at
sophia@armadyllo.org for expedited onboarding)

We are actively working with partner to share data on PPE requests, demand, supplier qualifications, and predictive insights
Please reach out to admin@ppeforhcp.com to discuss partnership opportunities