With the shortage of masks and eye protection among healthcare workers continuing at a crisis level, HomeAid Houston and HomeAid America have joined both the U.S. President and Vice President to ask the building industry to assist in donating masks, eye protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
HomeAid Houston is working with David Weekley Homes and BMC for their leadership in organizing the local efforts.
These donations are a reflection of the industry’s deep commitment to our community and to those who serve us.Carole Brady, HomeAid Houston
With the help of Leading Builders of America and Greater Houston Builders Association members, more than 3,000 masks and 1,500 eye protection units have been donated locally to-date. Nationally, more than 150,000 units that include both masks and eye protection have been collected. #builderscare
The supplies were donated to Kaiser Permanente in Richmond / Rosenberg with others going to a clinic in the Fort Bend area that is working with non-insured individuals. Derek Holtman from David Weekley is helping to coordinate the drop-off, which is located at BMC Millwork at 16002 Tomball Pkwy, Houston 77080, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Materials being collected are masks that can include dust and N95, although N95 masks are preferred because of their ability to significantly block particles like coronaviruses; eye protection such as glasses, goggles, shields, etc.; surgical gloves and anything else useful as PPE.
“It is imperative that our healthcare providers have these masks as they are on the front line of the battle to test, treat and contain COVID-19,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “HomeAid Houston is grateful to the Leading Builders of America and GHBA members for their quick response to this call to action. These donations are a reflection of the industry’s deep commitment to our community and to those who serve us.”
For more information visit leadingbuilders.org/builderscare/.
ABOUT HOMEAID HOUSTON:
HomeAid Houston is a 501c3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association. HomeAid has been building transformational housing for homeless care agencies throughout Houston and surrounding counties since 2003. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, 54 projects have been completed, adding over 400 beds and over $14 million in real estate construction and improvements to Houston’s homeless community. For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.