We are living in unprecedented times. Sars-Cov-2 has created a terrible epidemic. Although the numbers are getting better, we are still not out of the woods yet. People are getting sick enough to be hospitalized. Despite the best care, some of them are not surviving this dreadful disease. Hospitals and their resources are strained. Healthcare workers are working extra shifts, even when they may not have the required PPE (personal protective equipment). They are willingly taking risks and putting themselves in harms’ way to help our loved ones. I'm sure we all know of at least 1-2 people who have been taken care of by nurses, doctors, physician assistants and other health care providers in the recent past.
Project 1) Fortifying our Frontliners. We have been creating PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers. We have used Halyard H650 to stitch 370 N95 grade (it has passed the basic test but is not officially approved yet) face masks so far.
Project 2) Thanking healthcare workers by sending them THANK YOU! cards, poems, drawings and letters.
We have collected and distributed over 300 hand made cards so far to doctors, nurses and technicians.
Stitched/Produced and donated so far
Face masks - 2500 ( I have pledged to make 1000 more N95 grade face masks)
250 Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
150 Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth , NJ
100 People of Haiti
100 People of the Philippines
150 Citizens of Elizabeth, NJ
200 Nursing home residents
550 Places of worship in NY and NJ
200 Physician offices in NY and NJ
800 Citizens and Peaceful protesters in NYC
Thank you! KARMA FOR KARA for your Microgrant! KarmaForCara.org
Thank You! COVENTURE 19 for your Microgrant! Coventure19.com
Need funds for 1000 more
My team has pledged making 2000 masks for DPM - Thank you Albina, Mercedes, Rose, Asia, Cynthia & Arihunt DPMfoundation.org
Purchased Gowns - 100 Goal achieved - thank you Suresh Goyal
Stitched gowns - 100 Goal achieved - thank you Nancy Gonzales & Debbie Bernard
Face shields - 500 Goal achieved - thank you CNIL at NBIMC
Surgical caps - 110 Need funds for 190 more
Shoe covers - 450 Goal achieved - thank you Thamodi Rajapakse
Handmade card and messages - 300 Need funds for 200 more
Dinner for 300 healthcare workers - distributed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, NJ & The Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC. Thank you ASUSA and Arjun bhaiya