Rouda calls on Orange County businesses to donate or manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Rouda will dedicate the necessary resources to connect local businesses with first responders and healthcare professionals in need of supplies.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Today, Congressman Harley Rouda issued an urgent request to all Orange County businesses and residents with masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, or other personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate what they can spare to local Orange County hospitals and law enforcement facing looming shortages in PPE. Additionally, Rouda requested private businesses with the manufacturing capacity to manufacture PPE to be used by local hospitals, healthcare professionals, and first responders.
Rouda announced his team will serve as a go-between with hospitals and these local businesses, and facilitate the donation, sorting, communication, and delivery of any goods donated.
Rouda issued the following statement announcing the new initiative:
“I have been contacted hourly by healthcare professionals and first responders with desperate pleas for personal protective equipment. I am urgently requesting any private business that have the ability to donate or manufacture gowns, face shields, masks (especially N95 and P100 masks), gloves, swabs, or other resources to help us fill the immediate and existing gap for our local Orange County healthcare professionals and first responders. If you do not have production capacity but have an unused reserve of this protective equipment that you can spare, now is the time to donate it to your local hospital. If you don’t know who has the most need, please reach out to my team, and we will coordinate delivery.
Quite frankly, red tape, bureaucracy, and career politicians are preventing critical supplies from getting to our healthcare professionals and first responders. My experience in business has taught me when things get dire, we must cut through red tape, communicate effectively, and do what needs to be done. That’s why our team is stepping in to fill the void – we will be cutting through the bureaucracy by working directly with local businesses to help get as many masks, gloves, and equipment as we can for Orange County’s healthcare professionals and first responders.”
If you have equipment to donate, or want to see if your business can help, please fill out this form at harleyforcongress.com/PPE or reach out to Harley Rouda’s team at (949) 482-2488.