East Georgia Regional Medical Center shared thanks on social media today to Harbor Freight Tools for donating gloves and face shields to the hospital.

Harbor Freight recently announced the donation of the company’s entire supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to front line hospitals with 24/hr. emergency rooms in the communities served by their stores. In a statement from the owner and founder Eric Smidt: “America depends on these heroes every day and in the days ahead, we will depend on them even more. We want them to know that they can depend on us too.”

In a response to the request for PPE equipment, Smidt explained they were overwhelmed with request and had depleted their supplies.  They are still responding by supplying gloves and masks to as many hospitals as possible.

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful community partners pulling together to protect our healthcare workers and patients! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

Pictured: EGRMC’s awesome Materials Management/Supply Chain team who continue to work tirelessly keeping our facility properly stocked with products and equipment every day.

Hospital Donation Update

On behalf of all of us at Harbor Freight, I want to thank our customers and all of the amazing hospitals who requested donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). The number of requests we received was overwhelming: over 13,000 applications from hospitals and more than 43,000 email recommendations from customers. I only wish we had enough PPE for every one of these hospitals and all of their courageous medical professionals caring for COVID-19 patients under the most difficult circumstances.

The immediate need for PPE is beyond alarming. We hope manufacturers, suppliers and other businesses across the country with the ability to donate PPE will do whatever it takes to help.

Over the next several days, we will be shipping more than 44 million pairs of nitrile gloves and hundreds of thousands of masks and face shields to hospitals in over 1,000 communities that our stores serve.

We are deeply grateful for the enormous efforts of those caring for those inflicted with COVID-19 and for everyone fighting to limit its spread. The days ahead will be challenging, but together we will get through this fight.

With gratitude and best wishes for your health and safety,
Eric Smidt Signature

Eric Smidt
Founder and Owner

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