Week 1: Masks that were donated have been delivered:
FABA community –
As you know, there is a critical shortage of the masks worn by heath care providers across the country.
Our local hospitals also facing this shortage.
The N95 masks, that our healthcare workers need (who are fighting this virus on the front lines) are relatively common in the building industry. Due to the current situation, these masks cannot be produced fast enough to outfit and protect our doctors and nurses.
SUPPLIERS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR STOCK/INVENTORY FOR N95 MASKS.
If you are able to donate these masks, FABA will collect them. – drop off bin here at the FABA office – or we will gladly pick up asap. 540-898-2730 Maria
We have offers from financial donors who will purchase what you have in inventory if you are not able to donate these PPE devices.
CONTRACTORS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR STOCK, INVENTORY, AND WORK SUPPLIES
If you have any unused N95 Mask and would be willing to donate them for our local healthcare providers, FABA will collect these masks and deliver them to our local hospitals.
An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles.
The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death.
3.23.20 UPDATE: Builders FirstSource just dropped off over 600 masks at FABA and we will get delivered today to hospitals and first responders. THANK YOU so much!!! Together we can make a difference.
Thank you BFS!