Call local businesses, including:
Ask if they have supplies they would be willing to donate. Here is a sample script to follow:
If you are in Massachusetts, please refer to the Massachusetts PPE Coordination Effort collaborative document. Under the “Outreach Tab” there is a list of local businesses to reach out, including those that have already been contacted. This is important to utilize and add to so as to decrease duplication of efforts in contacting businesses.
Hi, my name is ___________. I’m reaching out regarding the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are wondering if you have any masks or other equipment that you could donate to a local hospital.
Here are some possible questions or talking points:
Why is PPE needed?
What supplies are needed?
They are a variety of organization and initiatives that are working to get PPE into the hands of medical workers.