We know that hospitals and front line workers are running low on key PPE
items (masks, gowns and gloves) that are crucial to ensure their safety
and ability to continue working and help us fight COVID-19. Last week my
brother Chris, who is a doctor at a major Canadian hospital, reached
out asking if we could help get access to PPE as his hospital was
likely going to run out.
We immediately started contacting our
suppliers to see if they could help us and the answer was YES. We've
been in touch with government agencies and while this is a top priority
for them our fear is that it may take too long to find new supply chain
partners and solve for pending stock outs in the near term.
aim is to collect donations so that we can order and distribute PPE
items ASAP where they are needed most. Ideally we can help bridge any
gaps while larger government initiatives are being rolled out so that
our healthcare workers can stay safe.
Your dollars will go
directly towards purchasing these key items so we can donate them. we
and our partners will cover all costs associated with the shipping and
distribution of the items.
Every dollar counts. Here are some rough estimates of how far your donations will go:
$10 - 5 x N95 masks
$20 - 10 x N95 maks
$50 - 35 level 2 surgical gowns
$100 - 500 pairs of surgical gloves
$250 - One doctor or nurse kit (estimated gloves, masks and gowns needed for one hospital nurse or doctor for 7 days)
the sister of someone on the front line I want to say a big thank you
for your support. This is personal for me as it is for so many of you.
We all know people that are putting their lives at risk every day so
that we can stay healthy and safe.
I know in times like these we
want to find ways to help. We are staying at home, practicing social
distancing and emotionally supporting friends and family. Hopefully you
will see this as a great chance to do something more.
Sunil Jangra & Whole HH Team (Helping Hand Team)