People Protecting Eachother Sustainably (PPEs)

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic co-founders of People Protecting Each-other Sustainably (PPEs) Andrew Snyder and Heidi Wiesel mobilized hundreds of community volunteers to produce and distribute thousands of zero cost up-sourced face masks to meet the shortage PPE.

Within a span of 10 weeks, nearly 8,000 masks were made and distributed to six different hospitals, a homeless shelter, a Planned Parenthood facility, jails, detention centers, disabled and elder care facilities, schools, migrant workers, and multiple nursing homes.

Overall, 570 yards of material and around 100 t-shirts were donated and saved from the landfill by Kent locals who heard of the project through word of mouth and the project’s Facebook page.

View the project handbook at: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/shared-with-me

Follow the project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleProtectingEachOtherSustainably

https://www.kent.edu/research/news/outcome-perpetually-doing-good?fbclid=IwAR12SbX1ZdtA6m1swyIMRYXwdB_pRLY0a5DvFD-cFoFE9bmGa69vLkKOkmI

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