Harbor Freight donates PPE to hospitals

Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:22:34-04

Harbor Freight will donate their entire supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals.

The donations will be made to frontline hospitals with 24 hour emergency rooms in communities where Harbor Freight stores are located. Harbor Freight has stores located in Lafayette, New Iberia, and Opelousas.

The store will donate:

-N95 Masks

-Face Shields

-5 and 7 mil Nitrile Gloves

Hospital administrators are asked to visit to provide Harbor Freight with information need to determine if a donation could be made. If you are not with a hospital, but like to recommend a hospital with a 24 hour emergency room, email, identify the hospital's city and state in the subject line, and they will follow up.

Approved hospitals will receive a voucher to pick up the supplies at a local Harbor Freight store.

"Although we certainly won't have enough of these supplies to fill everyone's needs, we're going to donate everything we've got. We also recognize that there are so many other critically important people responding to this crisis and that there is need everywhere. We've chosen to focus our efforts on hospitals with a 24 hour emergency room with the hope that we can help as many people as possible right now," Eric Smidt, Owner and Founder.