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buckworks

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Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:11:00 AM »
To my friends in The Core:

Many hospitals are dangerously short on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Doctors, nurses and hospital workers are putting their lives on the line to care for people infected by COVID-19.

The Dessy Group, based in NYC, is a manufacturer of bridesmaid and formal dresses. They have partnerships with factories in Asia who could switch to producing isolation masks and gowns.

I'm asking you to check out the Dessy Group's GoFundMe project to import isolation masks and gowns from Asia, to donate to hospitals and health care workers in NYC. Visit the page then do something to support the project if you can.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/import-kn95-and-isolation-gowns-from-asia

You could help by
- sharing this in whatever social media channels you can
- asking your contacts to share it too, especially if they have connections in NY
- and of course, donating some $$$

FYI I have known Alan Dessy (the CEO) for close to two decades and I'd have major confidence in the Dessy Group's ability to make this happen if they can raise sufficient funds.

Many people have been circulating jokes, memes and prayers about the coronavirus situation. Here's a chance to share something REAL and PRACTICAL that would help to support some of NYC's health care heroes.

-- Elisabeth

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 09:56:56 AM »
I stickied this for extra exposure. 

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 02:32:25 PM »
Thank you.

I just got word from Alan that they're putting in the first order today:

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We are ... ordering below for immediate shipment today and tomorrow.  Should be in NY by end of week.

10,000 3 PLY masks USD 0.55/pc.   - total $5500
1000 KN95 masks  USD 2.65/pc.     - total $2650

Grand total = $8150

We need to raise a lot more for isolation gowns which are $19.50 each.

As I type this there have been 93 donors. Donations have ranged from $2 to $1000.

Just think if we could get exposure for this to rival some of the jokes and memes I'm seeing! :-)

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 03:03:21 PM »
Hee hee, every one of my Facebook friends who posts a joke in the next while will get this for a reply:

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_____, I'd encourage you to share this project along with your jokes, and encourage your friends to do the same. Jokes lighten our spirits, face masks for health care workers would help save lives. I personally know the people behind this project and commend it highly.
https://www.gofundme.com/.../import-kn95-and-isolation

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 07:16:42 PM »
Done.

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 05:36:19 AM »
1000 more N95 masks are on the way to NYC.

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 02:50:53 PM »
My company is repurposing our MLB Jersey plant to make gowns and masks using MLB jersey fabric: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/sports/baseball/coronavirus-masks-gowns-mlb-uniforms.html

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 03:17:47 PM »
Can they make N95 masks?

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 03:57:42 PM »
No, no N95 masks. They did get input on the designs from medical professionals but these won't be the "good ones".

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 04:23:59 PM »
Did you see this update from Alan this morning?

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2000pcs KN95 to NYU Hospital - delivered today 4/8

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Re: Please help with GoFundMe project to produce masks and gowns
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 06:08:14 PM »
Yes, that was a positive note in the middle of this mess.