CT healthcare workers need your help to stay safe in the fight against COVID-19
The majority of PPE is intended for single-use only. However, due to the shortage of PPE available, healthcare workers are having to reuse gear, putting both themselves and patients at risk. We want to do what we can to help!
We need to move fast to procure PPE for our healthcare workers. We are raising funds to purchase the PPE that is most needed directly from manufacturers. You can support our effort here: gofundme.com/ctppedrive
We are carefully validating our suppliers to ensure that they meet FDA requirements so that we can provide safe, effective gear.
100% of your donations will go towards purchasing PPE!
How is this going to work?
As soon as we raise enough to purchase a bulk order of PPE, we will place the order with our validated supplier! Then our volunteers will deliver straight to the hospitals.
Where exactly is the PPE going?
We are continuously assessing which hospitals in Connecticut have the greatest demand for PPE, focusing on smaller hospitals that may not have the funds to immediately purchase the PPE that they need. We also welcome suggestions in the comments section when you donate, emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted via our contact page!
What is your donation being used for?
100% of your donation will go towards the purchase and transportation of PPE. The funds will contribute towards the bulk purchase directly from the factory, air and last-mile shipment costs, and any subsequent customs fees. Our group works on a strictly volunteer basis.
How much does PPE really cost?
Our estimate for Level 2 protective gowns is anywhere from $8-10 each, not including shipping costs. Other forms of PPE will have very different price points, but we will keep you updated as we go! Transparency is key.
What is the timeline on these?
It depends on you! Once we raise $5,000 we can purchase our first order of 500 gowns! Once the order is in, it should take about 1.5 weeks to get the equipment to hospitals.