I received a Harbor Freight newsletter over the weekend, detailing how they were donating their entire supply of N95 masks, face shields, and 5 and 7 mil nitrile gloves to US hospitals with 24 hour emergency rooms.
They have set up a special page for hospital procurement officials to contact them for donation arrangements. If arrangements can be made, hospital officials will be able to pick up supplies at their local Harbor Freight locations when available.
Eric Smidt, Harbor Freight’s owner and founder adds that they’re donating everything we’ve got.
Related, Demetri wrote in over the weekend, with a note that contractors are being asked to donate any N95 masks they might be able to spare. Here’s the CNN article about this. If you’re sitting on a supply of unused masks, consider donating them to your local hospital, contacting them first to coordinate.
Mike emailed in, asking about what we (or any industry friends that might be reading this) can do to complement current efforts to bolster N95 mask production and supply. Any ideas?