It’s been no secret that there is a personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage affecting our nation. The shortage has come at a cost to our healthcare workers and first responders who have a concentrated exposure to this novel virus. With the demand being so high, many business that have the capacity to do so, have embraced the need to temporarily adapt to necessary business changes such as producing hand sanitizer, respirators, medical gowns, masks and more in hopes of helping to meet the PPE demand.
It was second nature for us to want to contribute in any way we could. As veteran suppliers in the Promotional Industry, we quickly placed our problem solving thinking caps on and dove into extensive research paralleled by collaboration with medical professionals to better assist us in seeking quality goods. While conducting research of vendors that were certified by the CDC, it became quickly apparent the intricacy of this process had to be backed by persistence and the ability to be patient on our part as it is not easy to receive quick answers especially as many other companies are flooding these vendors with inquiries.
All the meanwhile, our team was tirelessly reaching out to many of our local first responder organizations such as hospitals, police departments and ambulatory workers so that masks could be immediately donated to stations that were in immediate need of them. The Tustin Police Department was one of the Orange County’s localities to reply. Considering that some of our colleagues reside in the city of Tustin, it was a great honor to be able to donate to their local police station.
“There’s nothing greater needed during this time of social distancing than the sense of gratitude and community. Donating these masks to the Tustin Police Department is a small token of appreciation for what this department does for their neighborhood. My staff and I are proud to be a part of this.”
– Andrew B.
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