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Klinger then linked with Albert, who works in health care provides and mentioned there was a two- to three-week delay in getting provides shipped out.
“And what we realize is that the best source of masks that we could mobilize the fastest were masks that people like you and I had in our homes,” Albert mentioned. “[Our website is] where people could sign up to get matched with a health care worker and then they could then ship those masks directly to them without ever leaving their homes.”
The women, primarily based in Oakland, Calif., arrange donors with health care workers close by.
“Basically, we send a donor an address to the health care worker near them and the donor can schedule a USPS pickup shipment without having to even leave their homes,” Klinger defined.
“So we’ve set this up so it can be as simple as possible to get masks directly into the hands of the health care workers who are on the frontlines right now.”
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The web site is specializing in mid-size hospitals, clinics, nursing properties and pressing care services.
“We have 273 volunteers doing all this around the clock and so far we’ve shipped over 63,000 masks to over 1,700 hospitals all around the country,” Klinger mentioned. “And we’re actually currently processing a 165,000 mass donation right now and distributing it to over 100 health care centers around the U.S. and counting.”