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The PPE for Black Lives Fund

By June 29, 2020 No Comments

In June, over 46,900 units of PPE were distributed by GetUsPPE affiliates to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters in cities including Los Angeles, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, New Haven, Chicago, Portland, and Washington D.C.

The PPE being made and delivered to protesters is supported by our PPE for Black Lives Fund, which we recently launched to fundraise for this vital area of work. The fund supports PPE going to protesters, and any additional funding for protective equipment left over if and when protesters no longer need it will be directed toward healthcare and essential workers in Black communities. We are committed to supporting the fight against police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy.

If you are a BLM protest organizer in need of PPE, please fill out this confidential request form, and we will do everything we can to direct supply as it becomes available.

You can support us by donating at getusppe.org/donate/ppe-for-black-lives/.

Black Lives Matter protesters wearing protective masks.

How many units of PPE have been distributed to protesters so far?

California: More than 17,000 surgical masks, 575 KN95 masks, 300 cloth masks, 450 gloves, and 240 face shields along with medical kits for organizations, medics, and protesters, through GetMePPE Bay Area, Mask Force, GetUsPPE LA, and OC 3D PPE.

Illinois: 1,000 masks made of surgical wrap for BIPOC organizations and protest groups through LastMile Chicago.

Louisiana: 250 masks to protesters in New Orleans, and another 980 surgical masks shipped and distributed to protesters, through Last Mile NOLA. 1,500 masks made of surgical wrap for BIPOC organizations and protest groups.

Northeast Region: 150 face shields and 10 masks delivered to protest groups in New Haven, Connecticut. 100 face shields delivered to Equality for Flatbush in Brooklyn, 1,000 masks made of surgical wrap for BIPOC organizations and protest groups through LastMile NYC. 100 cloth masks, 60 surgical masks, and 100 face shields to Emergency Medical Services and medics in Rhode Island.

Ohio: 1,000 masks made of surgical wrap have been delivered to BIPOC organizations and protest groups in Cincinnati.

Oregon: 550 cloth masks to protesters, 500 surgical masks, 548 KN95 and 40 N95 masks to Rosehip Medic Council and Portland Action Medics via GetUsPPE Oregon.
500 masks made of surgical wrap for BIPOC organizations and protest groups.

Washington, DC: 21,000 surgical masks, 200 cloth masks, and 750 KN95s to the Black Lives Matter D.C. medic team, DC Freedom Fighters Medics, and other medics and protesters, via GetUsPPE DC.

Photo courtesy of GetUsPPE Oregon

 

By Grace Jin, a blog contributor at GetUsPPE.org.

 

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