Norwex today announced it will provide one million face masks to healthcare professionals fighting the spread of coronavirus on the frontlines around the world. Their “A Million Masks. A Million Thank Yous.” initiative was created to help alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by distributing masks to hospitals in some of the hardest-hit areas.
Norwex, through its global supply network and manufacturing partners, quickly secured one million face masks to help increase the protection of frontline healthcare professionals.
“Whether donating time, money or goods, charitable efforts are part of who we are, and this is our way of offering support and saying ‘thank you’ to our frontline medical professionals in a practical and tangible way,” said Judy Letain, Global Chief Executive Officer.
This initiative will take place in North America in partnership with organizations including Provincial Health Departments in Canada and through DonatePPE.org in the US. Shipments of the donated masks will be sent directly to distribution centers, where they will be passed on to areas identified as the most in-need.
“This donation of face masks, in a time where our provincial leaders predict critical shortages of them, will make a substantial positive impact in our fight against the virus,” said Dr. Kyle Saikaley, Emergency Medicine. “An adequate supply of masks means that healthcare workers can protect both themselves and the patients they’re treating. I cannot stress how important this is.”
To learn more about the “A Million Masks. A Million Thank Yous.” initiative, visit https://norwex.biz/en_