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March 23, 2020 8:03 AM CDT

N-95 Masks Desperately Needed

Please Check Your Inventory and Donate To Hospitals In Desperate Need

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The MCAA would like to appeal to all of our contractors to check the inventory of N-95 masks. As you've probably heard, these masks are desperately needed in hospitals across the country. There are severe shortages right now. If you have a box or more that you are able to spare from your inventory, please donate it to a local hospital immediately. 

We are tracking these donations, so if you have the ability to donate and do so, please send a note to Jeff at jeffb@masoncontractors.org. The MCAA is working on getting a larger portion of the construction industry to participate in this donation program. While there is a lot of talk of masks coming to the hospitals, the reality is that it will take several weeks when production and delivery are factored in. 

Our response to get these very important PPE products to our medical people before the main supply reaches them will go a long way in protecting our healthcare workers and their families. Matt Keelen from The Keelen Group has spoken with HHS and they said this would be a huge help to fill the gap of PPE availability. 

Please remember to regularly visit the MCAA homepage to find the latest on the Coronavirus from the MCAA. 


About the Author

Jeff Buczkiewicz is the President and CEO of the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has worked in the masonry industry for several years as the Executive Vice President of the Building Stone Institute and the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has also served as Secretary on the Board of the Natural Stone Council and is a former Board Member of the StonExpo Federation.

 

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