Bell, Davis & Pitt served as a day sponsor of Project Mask WS on May 5th — which means that the 2,159 masks turned in on that day by the group's volunteer sewers were underwritten by the firm. These masks are being delivered to a homeless shelter, an emergency department, Clerk of Court's office, behavioral health inpatient facility, several nonprofits and home health providers.
Project Mask WS is a grassroots effort started less than two months ago to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers and essential workers in our community. This amazing group has finished and delivered nearly 50,000 masks for health care providers and other essential employees, amassed a group of more than 1,000 volunteers and raised almost $45k for materials.
Project Mask WS currently has requests for more than 11,000 outstanding masks and continues to receive requests for hundreds of masks each day. Masks have been donated to multiple departments at four major medical centers in the Triad, cancer centers, outpatient clinics, local children's hospital, EMS in multiple counties, hospice care facilities, home health care providers, homeless shelters and many more. Find out more or donate at www.projectmaskws.org.
This post was originally published on May 5 and updated on May 6.