We get Personal Protective Equipment to those who need it most.

Get Us PPE provides donated PPE at no cost to frontline workers and under-resourced communities with a sense of urgency and a focus on equity.

PPE units we have delivered nationally
Requests for PPE

Get Us PPE is a grassroots movement founded by emergency physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Driven by volunteers, we have grown into a respected nonprofit that equitably provides donated PPE to people and organizations with greatest need, including nursing homes, natural disaster areas, and rural communities.

We also have initiatives to support PPE for Schools and PPE for Black Lives.

PPE shortage crisis:
Most recent data is alarming

The latest PPE Shortage Index indicates our country is still facing serious PPE shortages.

Through our coalition of data scientists, makers, partners and donors, Get Us PPE has amassed the largest non-governmental database of PPE shortages in the United States.

This data is critical for helping our nonprofit organization get personal protective equipment where it is needed most. Help us get PPE into critical areas.

More data on the PPE shortage crisis

Latest updates from Get Us PPE

PPE Weekly Briefing
September 21, 2020

PPE Weekly Briefing: N95 Mask Shortages, Nurses Protection, Preventing a “Twindemic”

By Unnati Gupta The Big Picture An update on the numbers: the United States now has over 6.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and almost 200,000 total deaths. Case numbers continue…
September 17, 2020

In California, a PPE Stockpile Pays Off: An Interview with Dr. William Dow

By Rebecca Finkel California was hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic this past summer, and a new report from the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center examines how much of that…
pencils, notebooks, sneakers, tablet, backpack, school suppliesPPE Weekly Briefing
September 14, 2020

PPE Weekly Briefing: Frontline Worker Protection, PPE Stockpile Legislation, Long Term Effects of the Pandemic

By Unnati Gupta The Big Picture Over 500,000 children have now been diagnosed with COVID-19 (almost 10% of the United States’ total cases): a shocking reminder that this pandemic is…

PPE items in highest demand

Our database of requests has identified significant needs for the following types of personal protective equipment:

N95 Respirators

These masks are critical for protecting frontline workers from infectious droplets and aerosols.

Surgical Masks

Although not as secure as N95 masks, surgical masks do offer a significant degree of protection against droplets with SARS-CoV-2.

Protective Goggles

Eyes and eyelashes are a known source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, especially in aerosolizing procedures.

Gloves (Nitrile, Non Powdered)

Gloves are a critical item for hand protection, and are facing extreme shortages.

Face Shields

These assist in preventing droplets and airborne SARS-CoV-2 from entering eyes, a known source of transmission.

Wipes & Disinfectant

Wipes are critical for wiping down machinery, workspaces, computers and rooms after use.


These microporous suits are worn over clothing to minimize airborne and droplet transmission via clothing.


Booties are worn over shoes to eliminate floor contact. Useful in situations where sputum or other fluids on the floor may get carried around shoes.


Gowns cover the clothing, though not as effective as coveralls, can provide an additional layer of protection, especially when working directly with COVID-19 patients.

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How you can help

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Join us in a call to action

Let our government know the PPE shortage crisis continues and action is needed. Call your senator now

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