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Impact Stories

Get Us PPE proudly shares our impact stories showing how our organization and volunteers help those who are most in need of personal protective equipment. Learn more about the difference we are making for healthcare workers, frontline workers, and under-resourced communities.

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 GetUsPPE.org. 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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Puppy Store Self-Funds 100 Cloth Masks for Everyone Home DC

By Impact Stories

When early March brought the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S, Linda Bauer and her team at My Next Puppy braced for impact, portending the closure of “non-essential” small businesses. A local, family-owned and operated puppy store in Chantilly, VA, My Next Puppy was especially vulnerable, as shutting down its puppy care facility wasn’t an option. “We’re just one, brick and mortar, mom and pop kind of place, and when this all started, my thought was, ‘Who am I gonna have to lay off?’” said Bauer. “That was the scariest thing in the world.” But Virginia deemed My…

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Face Shield Distribution

Get Us PPE Delivers One Million Face Shields to Healthcare Facilities Nationwide

By Impact Stories, Press Releases

– Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Mobilizes to Fuel Face Shield Donation in Response to COVID-19 – BOSTON – May 11, 2020 – GetUsPPE, a leading volunteer organization connecting healthcare providers with supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment), has delivered one million face shields to healthcare facilities around the United States. Shields manufactured and donated by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) were distributed by partners including Amazon to healthcare facilities in more than 40 U.S. states and territories. With the help of a team of national volunteers and regional affiliate organizations, GetUsPPE identified the healthcare facilities with the highest…

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1 Million Pieces of PPE Distributed

May Day: 1 million PPE matched

By Impact Stories, News

At GetUsPPE.org, we are proud to announce that we have matched over one million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) with healthcare workers in need around the country. Our grassroots organization, which has accrued the nation’s largest dataset of PPE demand, enables local donors to find and deliver supplies to facilities in their community. GetUsPPE also directly matches larger donations with healthcare institutions facing shortages. Surpassing the one-million mark has required tireless work, countless hours, and the skilled coordination of local groups across the country. Our Bay Area regional affiliates alone have delivered nearly 317,000 units of PPE.  The volunteers…

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