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We delivered 17 million+ pieces of PPE to those in need!

Get Us PPE provided donated PPE at no cost to frontline workers and under-resourced communities from March 20, 2020 through July 2, 2021.

In addition to vaccines, wearing PPE is the most powerful defense against COVID transmission.

President Biden’s COVID plan used Get Us PPE data to demonstrate the PPE shortage crisis during the pandemic.

Requests for donated PPE poured in and Get Us PPE delivered as much as possible

Requests for PPE

total individual requests for PPE from March 20, 2020 through July 2, 2021

Donations Delivered

pieces of PPE delivered to frontline workers across the U.S.

Get Us PPE amassed the largest non-governmental database of PPE shortages in the United States to help our nonprofit organization get personal protective equipment to those most in need.

See Data on PPE Shortages

The PPE supply and demand disconnect explained

Did you know that even though manufacturers increased PPE production, it was not reaching many people and facilities in need? Here’s a quick explanation of the imbalance and where it had the largest impact on our nation.

Featured articles from Get Us PPE

Communities in Need of PPEImpact StoriesPartners
June 29, 2021

Get Us PPE and the United Arab Emirates Deliver 275K Pieces of PPE

The United Arab Emirates and Get Us PPE successfully delivered over 275,000 pieces of PPE to over 100 facilities across the United States. It was a donation that took months of coordination at the highest levels. However, at the core of this donation was a simple gesture of goodwill, a team of dedicated volunteers, and a resilient spirit. 
A person applying hand sanitizerImpact Stories
June 23, 2021

Partnership Distributes Sustainable Hand Sanitizer to Communities in Need

Evolved By Nature has developed an extensive offering of personal care products using chemicals derived from silk cocoons. In partnership with Get Us PPE, they’ve donated sustainable, non-toxic hand sanitizers that are reaching many underserved and under-resourced communities.
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June 18, 2021

The Need for a PPE Clearinghouse

Over the course of the pandemic, the marketplace for vetted, medical-grade PPE has been very difficult to navigate, particularly for small and underserved communities with smaller procurement budgets. Counterfeit PPE and price gouging have been rife as demand surged past need, so much so that the Department of Justice announced the formation of a COVID-19 Fraud Task Force in May 2021.

News outlets turned to Get Us PPE for factual information throughout the PPE shortage crisis

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TIME Magazine named Shikha Gupta, Get Us PPE Executive Director, to their TIME100 Next list

PPE items in highest demand during the pandemic

Our database of requests 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.