“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne
A quote that perfectly describes the actions of first responders these days. During a community-wide infectious disease outbreak first responders are showing up to situations to provide lifesaving care, not knowing if the patient has COVID-19, or any other infectious disease for that matter. Yet here they are, ready to serve and provide life-saving care knowing they are putting themselves, their co-workers and families at risk all because their departments lack the funding and/or access to much needed personal protection equipment (PPE).
The Give Kits Foundation was created exactly for situations like this. Founded in 2015 on the fact that many public institutions such as fire stations, police departments, and local emergency services lack the funding and access needed to purchase and maintain proper first aid equipment. The Give Kits Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created an easy-to-use website that makes it possible to donate essential kits to the institution of your choosing, right in your neighborhood.
Understandably, anxiety is high for everyone these days, but there is no question that first fesponders have some of the greatest risks of anyone right now. For all the times first responders show up when needed, Americans can now support them with the personal protection equipment (PPE) that is desperately needed to stay healthy and able to serve. The Give Kits Foundation recognized a need, and with the help of MyMedic™, they were able to assemble the Pandemic Medic™ Kits and have them ready for distribution on the Give Kits Foundation website.
Cost is a donation of $15.00 (plus shipping) and every donation is matched by the Give Kits Foundation supporting companies.
Each Pandemic Medic™ kit contains:
(5) protective masks
(5) pairs of nitrile gloves
(5) uses of hand sanitizer
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“As a former wild-land firefighter, I've always had an appreciation for the fire part of GJFD's mission. It took my daughter working a couple of shifts with them during her EMT training to make me appreciate the bulk of what they do. Day in and day out, GJ Fire Department folks are coming to the aid of people who are in medical crisis. You call on the Fire Department on one of the worst days of your life, but for them, that's an everyday reality.”
Kit Drops deliver Personal Protective Kits (PPE) to community first responders who are in desperate need these days as they continue to support the community amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Two companies, VIKTOS and MyMedic team up to support Janesville, WI Police and Firefighters