VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mechanix Wear, the leader in high-performance hand protection, is donating 10,000 pairs of gloves and $60,000 through the sales of non-medical face masks to Team Rubicon, an organization which serves communities by mobilizing veterans to respond to disasters and humanitarian crises. Mechanix Wear’s donation of 10,000 pairs of gloves will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for Team Rubicon volunteers to aid in the nonprofit’s COVID-19 response efforts including their #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors initiative.
The donation provides critical funds and PPE for the veteran-led humanitarian organization as Team Rubicon continues to adapt its response capabilities in the fight against COVID-19. The Team Rubicon #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors initiative provides volunteers with the opportunity to perform individual acts of service through food banks and delivery services to food-insecure populations. Team Rubicon has also helped its partners through direct medical response such as running mobile testing sites and providing on-site medical assistance during this crisis. Mechanix Wear is making its donation by committing 20% of sales from its MultiCam Face Masks made of CORDURA® NYCO fabric and available at www.mechanix.com. The masks are being sold individually, in 3-packs and 5-packs, as well as with pairs of MultiCam gloves.
“We understand the importance of having PPE and the impact it can have in stopping the transmission of COVID-19, as well as the need for PPE to aid in relief efforts,” said Michael Hale, CEO at Mechanix Wear. “Our hope is that this donation will ensure Team Rubicon has the funding and the specialized equipment needed to stay safe as they continue to rebuild and restore hope in the communities most affected.”
Mechanix Wear has supported Team Rubicon in the past with large glove donations during natural disaster operations. Across five separate donations since 2013, Mechanix Wear has donated more than $300,000 worth of gloves toward Team Rubicon’s global relief efforts.
“We appreciate the thoughtful contribution and donation to our organization and disaster relief efforts,” said Cal Verdin, Senior Associate of Operational Logistics at Team Rubicon. “We rely heavily on personal protective equipment for everything from debris removal to muck-outs and roof repairs. With the current crisis, we are relying on PPE more than ever to keep our Greyshirts safe as they serve our at-risk communities. These resources will be an immense assist for Team Rubicon to continue providing a cleaner, clearer path to the rebuild process for underserved communities and our at-risk neighbors.”
Team Rubicon has deployed its network of over 120,000 veterans and first responder volunteers into communities domestically and internationally following natural disasters since 2010.
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ABOUT TEAM RUBICON
Team Rubicon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service by leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Team Rubicon has developed extensive protocols that allow its volunteers, also known as Greyshirts, to swiftly and safely continue to deliver on its core mission of disaster response. Team Rubicon has also adapted its capabilities to respond to the pandemic by providing assistance such as food delivery to at-risk populations, coordination and logistics support for those in temporary quarantine, and opportunities for volunteers to help their neighbors through individual acts of service. Additionally, Team Rubicon has helped local, state, and federal partners with direct medical response including running mobile testing sites, decompressing hospitals, and providing on-site medical assistance. Visit www.teamrubiconusa.org for more information.