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.

Do you want to help others get the personal protective equipment they need?

pieces of PPE delivered to frontline workers by Get Us PPE

Do you need to request masks, face shields, disinfecting wipes, gowns or other PPE?

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Personal protective equipment is our best defense against coronavirus

…yet more than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are frontline workers across the country who still desperately need more masks, gloves, disinfecting wipes, and other types of PPE. Get Us PPE exists to solve this problem.

Founded by emergency physicians in late March 2020, we are now the nation’s largest nonprofit getting donated PPE to people in need. We care about health equity, and we deliver PPE to those in need including nursing homes, rural communities, and homeless shelters. 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 Data Index indicates our country is still facing serious PPE shortages.

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.

See data on PPE shortages

The latest updates from Get Us PPE

MakersPartnersPress Releases
January 19, 2021

How to Make Disposable Gowns and Combat the PPE Shortage

Get Us PPE is launching a grant program and curriculum-based cohort to make and distribute disposable gowns. Here's how you can apply!
PPE Shortage Briefing
January 18, 2021

PPE Shortage Briefing: Get Us PPE’s Fair Distribution Algorithm and Ideas for Equitable Vaccine Delivery

Read more about Get Us PPE's algorithm to equitably prioritize PPE distribution and co-founder Dr. Ranney's ideas for more equitable COVID vaccine delivery.
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January 14, 2021

December PPE Shortage Index Shows Need is Still on the Rise, Especially in Community Facilities

The December Get Us PPE Shortage Index breaks down why the United States is still experiencing a critical PPE shortage with the rollout of the vaccine, the needs for PPE…

Which PPE items are 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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A look at what it’s like to not have the PPE you need

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