A Message from Project C.U.R.E.’s President
In this time of crisis, Project C.U.R.E. is making our resources available to the hospitals and first responders in our C.U.R.E. Communities of Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Chicago. We are donating all of our masks, gloves, PPE’s and other items needed to fight the COVID-19 to these heroes. One hundred percent of the items that individuals and companies give to the local fight against COVID-19 will be given to the brave men and women on the front lines of this fight, in our communities here in the U.S. We look forward to the day when this is over and this struggle is a memory. Until then, Project C.U.R.E. will continue to change our world. Right now, our world is right next door.
To augment the supply over the past month and a half, Project C.U.R.E. has conducted supply drives in Denver, Colorado Springs, Nashville, Chicago, Phoenix and Houston. These efforts have provided 66 pallets of donated medical supplies that have been distributed to health care systems within those communities. The Project C.U.R.E. distribution warehouse in Houston also recently donated over 1,200 boxes of medical supplies from their warehouse inventory to local health care facilities and is reaching out to the community to secure additional product donations. Beyond the donations secured through the collection drives for local communities, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered over 384 shipments of medical supplies and equipment, including ventilators, throughout the United States as a part of the pivot to domestic support earlier in March. That is over 8,700 boxes of supplies. These shipments have been worth more than $3,000,000 so far. Similar drives are being planned for Kansas City and other locations.
Outside of the PPE drives we’ve had partners like Cheniere Energy (#LNGives) who provided $50,000 for a 1:1 match in Houston. A partnership with Seko Logistics to procure new PPE and help fill in the distribution gaps where we don’t have a presence, so far SEKO has signed a sales order to purchase over 240,000 masks, including 40,000 N95 respirator masks and 200,000 3-ply ear-loop masks – both surgical and medical. In addition, they will acquire 2,500 disposable medical bio-protective suits and are working to secure reusable isolation gowns as part of the initiative.
How you can help the COVID-19 fight
- If you represent a local government agency, healthcare operation or EMS provider and need equipment please make your request here: https://projectcure.org/request-supplies-us-facilities-and-govt-agencies
- If you would like to donate PPE or other medical equipment you can coordinate here: https://projectcure.org/donate-supplies-urgent-covid-19
- If you would like to donate money to help resupply our local communities you can do so here: https://4agc.com/donation_pages/0dc80a2e-e2de-4190-a913-c4ddb6b52a0e
- Check out the results from our PPE Drives in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver and Nashville.
- Read Thank You Notes for Healthcare Heroes here
Read about our team's courageous story of surviving Covid-19
Check out our list of amazing partners supporting Project C.U.R.E. during this crisis: https://projectcure.org/covid-19-partners
Do you want to learn more about COVID-19? Check out Project C.U.R.E.'s
COVID-19 Education & Prevention Newsletter:
How we're helping fight COVID-19
In January, Project C.U.R.E. was contacted with requests for N95 masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), gloves and other medical supplies. We responded immediately by delivering thousands of boxes of the most needed items to medical professionals around the world. Our hope was that our donations would be critical to the fight, and the COVID-19 would be a virus that would be contained overseas. Unfortunately, we now have the contagion on our shores.
While Project C.U.R.E.’s mission is to strengthen health systems in under-resourced countries, our first priority is to our own country. Project C.U.R.E. is already working with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the C.U.R.E. Communities where we have Distribution Warehouses. Our firefighters, nurses, doctors and public servants need our help, and Project C.U.R.E. will continue to join in solidarity as they serve us. When our state and local government agencies call and request our resources, we will be here to protect the lives of our first responders and medical professionals.
Project C.U.R.E. will continue to save lives and ease the suffering of our traditional partners around the world. While the world is concerned with the current COVID-19 crisis, women are delivering babies. Fathers are injured. Children get sick. Grandparents struggle with chronic illness. As you are reading this, we are still planning containers of medical equipment and supplies destined for sick and hurting people throughout the world.
Project C.U.R.E. is committed, now, more than ever, to meeting the medical needs of people who need help – both here in the United States, and abroad. We will provide resources where they will save lives, ease suffering and change the world. To the extent we can, we will keep our warehouses functioning, collect medical equipment and supplies, sort and prepare those for donation, first to our needs here at home and then to the people who need our help overseas.
At this critical time, I am urging you to join us and become a part of this important work. Recognizing that many of you are seeking ways to make an impact, even from the safety of your homes, you can still do that with Project C.U.R.E. Our organization is being asked to step up as never before. This is a great opportunity to help sponsor our work – and we need your help now more than ever.
For as little as $25, you can sponsor a box of medical supplies. A contribution of $500 sponsors an entire pallet. You can link to our donation page at http://bit.ly/projectcurepartners to find out more about how to join us in this fight and help change the world. Please share this message and join us as we fight to protect those who protect us.
Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD