April 15, 2020

 

AHFC19 Public Announcement: Americans Help Fight COVID 19 (AHFC19) - We are actively working on obtaining our 501(c)(3) status, but these things take time and the need for PPE is urgent. We hope to be registered soon.

  • Our organization is coordinating donation and delivery of medical supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and other critical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shortage of medical supplies. We coordinate and collect supplies from donors and sellers. We identify and assess need based on reports and first-come requests. We track and deliver supplies to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes (“primary organizations”), and first responders throughout the DMV region based on need and hospital requests. As the situation continues to evolve, we are prepared to assist “secondary” organizations that also serve high-risk populations, such as shelters and food kitchens, based on need.

  • Our mission is to protect front-line health care providers and first responders as they risk their lives to save Americans by ensuring they receive PPE and critical supplies that they need.

  • We have partnered with the CSSEast Association, a 501(c)(3) organization, to further our joint missions of getting PPE to those who need it.

  • We are collaborating with other nonprofits and community groups across the region and country to make, procure, and produce 3D-printed and non-3D-printed (homemade, sewn, specialized sewn) printing face shields, specialized masks, fabric masks, gowns, etc.

  • You can visit our website, AmericansHelpFightCOVID19.org, to donate supplies or funding to our mission.

  • You can visit our website or Facebook page, Americans Help Fight Covid19 to see all of the hospitals we have helped so far.

HOSPITALS AND AGENCIES WE HAVE HELPED SO FAR

  • Elmhurst Hospital/NYC - Hot Spot

  • Carroll Hospital - Hot Spot

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital - Hot Spot

  • Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring

  • Holy Cross Hospital Germantown

  • Suburban Hospital

  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown

  • Mercy Hospital BalGmore

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Walter Reed Medical Center

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Children’s NaGonal Medical Center

  • United Medical Center, SE DC

 

+Nursing Homes

  • The Village at Rockville

  • Pleasantville Nursing Home (Carroll County Nursing Home) via Carroll Hospital - Hot Spot

  • Sligo Creek Center

  • Althea Woodland Nursing Home

  • Arcola Health and Rehab Center

  • Hillhaven

  • Patuxent River Health and Rehab Center


PPE PROCUREMENT REFERRALS

  • Mercy Hospital Baltimore - Connected them to the VA, MD and CA PPE suppliers in our network for PPE procurement.

  • Doctors Community Hospital - Provided info for VA, MD and CA PPE suppliers in our network for PPE procurement.

  • United Medical Center, SE DC - Provided info for VA, MD and CA PPE suppliers in our network for PPE procurement.

  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) - Connected them to the VA, MD and CA

  • PPE suppliers in our network for PPE Procurement

  • VA Supplier - Referred them to the national PPE supplier clearinghouse projectN95.org; assisted with Procurement SME advisory

  • CA Supplier - Referred them to the national PPE supplier clearinghouse projectN95.org; assisted with Procurement SME advisory

  • MD Supplier - Referred them to the national PPE supplier clearinghouse projectN95.org; assisted with Procurement SME advisory

COMMUNITY MENTORSHIP/COLLABORATION

Mentored and/or collaborated with other Vietnamese Americans and non-Vietnamese communities to replicate our PPE drive organizing model

  • Jacksonville, FL Vietnamese Americans community group

  • Orange County, CA Vietnamese Americans community group (Nguoi Viet Cali)

  • Falls Church, VA Ket Doan, 501c3 Nonprofit

  • MD - Private citizens group (Anhnie and her network)

  • MD - Private citizens group (QuynhMai Ta and her Buddhist Temples network)

  • Clarksburg, MD - Private citizens group (Raymond Liu, Dentist, and his network)

  • Potomac, MD - Fechters family and friends homemade face shields group

  • MD - High School student group making 3D printed face shields

  • MD - Middle School student group making 3D printed face shields

  • n-AbledDC, 501c3 nonprofit / Marymount University - 3D printing face shields group (Eric Bubar)

  • CSSEast, 501c3 nonprofit - Specialized sewn masks group (Dyung Le)

  • MD - Smthingvintage - sewn fabric masks group

  • MD - various FB groups - sewn fabric masks groups

  • Baltimore, MD - Retired Baltimore Firefighters (discussed collaboration in distributing PPE)

  • Breweries/Distilleries in Baltimore - DC Corridor - Discussed sanitizer production and distribution collaboration

 

Those are the various partnerships, collaborations, mentorships, referrals, discussions and results we have produced thus far. We look forward to more collaboration and partnerships to continue our effort in mitigating the pandemic outbreaks in the DMV region immediately and throughout the US as things evolve.


Thank you for your time and consideration. Please stay safe!


Sincerely,


Christy Hoang

©2020 by Americans Help Fight Covid19