What’s New on May 18, 2020

Hello friend! 

We hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy.  We’re fine. Busy but fine. Thanks for asking. 🙂 

Our all volunteer team continues to work at full speed, 7 days a week to find, fund, and deliver PPE to front line workers across the country.  

Probably the biggest news of the week has been that demand has far outpaced supply over the past two weeks. The second biggest news is that starting this week we will be prioritizing requests from health care professionals at small health care businesses who work with disadvantaged populations.

More about each of these later in this newsletter. 

High Demand, Limited Supply

Getting PPE in large quantities is not easy. We have a team of procurement experts who work on supplying PPE every day. Despite this, demand has far outpacing our supply right now.

Last week we were forced to limit daily incoming online requests, replace some outgoing Protection Packages (25 N95 masks) with Care Packages (10 N95 masks), and even cancel some requests.  

For the front line workers in need of PPE and who are unable to request it from us due to limited stock, we are sorry and our hearts go out to you. 

Over the next month we will need a lot more supply to keep up with requests. So we ask you, kind reader, please donate to HumankindNOW, and this tiny little all-volunteer non-profit will turn that donation into sweet, sweet PPE. The more money we raise, the more lives they can save.

Prioritizing Small Businesses

Starting next week we will be prioritizing requests from heath care professionals at small health care businesses who work with disadvantaged populations.  We hope that this will:

  1. Protect small health care businesses who lack the in-house resources to find and fund PPE for their employees

  2. Protect disadvantaged populations by slowing the spread of COVID-19 through their communities

  3. Protect hospital professionals by reducing the likelihood of hot spots in vulnerable populations

  4. Protect our towns and neighbors as some areas and businesses reopen during this crisis

We will be changing the website checkout and vetting criteria to match this newly prioritized group starting this week. If you qualify as a front line healthcare professional at a small healthcare business, please come back this week to request PPE at HumankindNOW.

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An Update From Navajo Nation

HumankindNOW donated 500 surgical gowns to Navajo Nation at the end of April. Sadly, Navajo Nation now has the highest per-capita COVID-19 infection rate after only New York and New Jersey, and the spread is not slowing.  Since our donation, we stayed in touch with Sage White at Navajo Nation and we wanted to share her update with you. Read the full update here.

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HumankindNOW has supplied PPE to over 2000 front line individuals as well as front line organizations such as Doctors Without BordersNavajo NationSan Francisco VA Hospital, and Multicare Spokane.

Help Us Spread the Word

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We are now on social media! Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook and, if you like what HumankindNOW is doing, share our message.

We’ve Reached A Milestone

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We estimate our donations have protected at least 1,980 front line workers to date.  That means HumankindNOW has reached 20% of its goal to donate PPE to 10,000 front line professionals.  Thank you to all the donors who have helped us to help them.

Creating Art, Giving Love

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Artist Melinda Lowry Anter (MELA) donated 100% of the sale proceeds from her painting “Everyday Heroes” to HumankindNOW. Thank you for your beautiful art honoring our front line workers and for the generous donation, Melinda!

Take a Bow

Medical professionals, thank you for all you do! 

HumankindNOW donors, thank you. You are helping save lives.

HumankindNOW volunteers, thank you. We can’t do this without you!

If you are getting this newsletter because you are interested in our cause, thank you.  We hope this newsletter helps you better understand HumankindNOW. 

Be well everyone, and wash your hands.

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