CLEVELAND — Harbor Freight, a hardware retail chain, is donating its entire supply of high-demand personal protective equipment (PPE) to front-line hospitals with 24-hour emergency rooms in cities where the stores are located.
The hardware retailer will be donating N95 masks, face shields and 5 mil nitrile gloves and 7 mil nitrile gloves to local hospitals battling COVID-19.
Those who work at a hospital with a 24-hour emergency room in need of these items should ask their procurement office at the hospital to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbor Freight will email the hospitals they are able to help with a voucher when the supplies are available for pickup.
“Although we certainly won’t have enough of these supplies to fill everyone’s needs, we’re going to donate everything we’ve got. We also recognize that there are so many other critically important people responding to this crisis and that there is need everywhere. We’ve chosen to focus our efforts on hospitals with a 24-hour emergency room with the hope that we can help as many people as possible right now,” Eric Smidt, owner and founder of Harbor Freight said.