Both KN95 respirators and surgical masks are needed. KN95 masks are used to protect the medical professionals. Surgical masks are used to protect the patients and also extend the life of the KN95 respirators.
To get these in the hands of healthcare workers, McGill Restoration partnered with a fellow Entrepreneur’s Organization member to secure manufacturing space with an organization in China to produce the masks. Additionally, McGill partnered with DSV Global Support and Logistics to air freight masks from Shanghai to Cleveland at cost. Once in Cleveland, McGill Restoration will transport masks to hospital systems and businesses across the US.
To fund this global COVID-19 emergency relief effort, McGill Restoration donated $50,000 and started a GoFundMe campaign to promote and collect additional donations from other individuals and local businesses. A total of $107,465 was raised which equated to 163,200 masks, and 118,400 of these masks will be delivered to hospitals in Nebraska.