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Deepika Katta

Hands Apply Merci Handy Hand Sanitizer

Free People & Merci Handy Partner with Get Us PPE to Distribute Hand Sanitizer

By Partners

By Deepika Katta  In the absence of effective antiviral drugs or vaccines for COVID-19, it is essential to use masks and gloves in our everyday lives. Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised everyone to also prioritize cleanliness, especially when it comes to hand hygiene.  Yes, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infections is still washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. But in certain communities, and for many frontline workers, handwashing facilities are unavailable. For example, in some indigenous communities in the United States, up to 40% of households do…

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A team delivers medical robes to Houston health care workers

Texas-Sized Teamwork Gets PPE to Houston

By Impact Stories

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, it became challenging to collect and distribute PPE to underserved communities and the majority of healthcare workers. With the help of GetUsPPE, Boston Scientific, and Something Labs, the DHX3 Amazon Warehouse in Sugar Land, Texas was able to provide PPE to Houston healthcare providers on Houston medical sites. These four organizations collaborated to assemble and distribute medical gowns for the Houston metropolitan area.  Innovators Collaborate to Deliver 10,000 Medical Gowns Something Labs, a volunteer coalition that innovates design solutions to connect frontline workers with PPE, used the GetUsPPE dataset to identify regions with high need. Working…

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Love Your Melon partnered with Get Us PPE to donate masks across the nation 

By Impact Stories

By Deepika Katta, a blog writer at Love Your Melon (LYM), a mission-driven apparel brand, was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Zachary and Brian started this organization to promote positive social impact and “improve the lives of children battling cancer.” Its initial goal was to donate 45,000 hats, and to date, it has donated over 200,000 hats to children battling cancer and $7.2 million to the fight against pediatric cancer. It also established a goal of giving one million dollars to pediatric cancer research.   Moreover, this mission-driven company generously…

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