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Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes

Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes

Please support our GoFundMe to bring more PPEs to NYC hospital workers and those at risk.

With your help, we are bringing PPEs to NYC doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, and others at risk.

cutredtape4heros truck

Our three-step process: 
Step 1: Bag PPEs, surgical masks, KN95s, face shields and gowns and load truck.
Step 2: Park truck at hospital in need
Step 3: Show your hospital ID and get FREE PPEs.

Come to the rescue of our heroes! The more money we raise, the more supplies we can provide.  We need caring people to step up so we can continue going to hospitals, help healthcare workers in need, and later expand to nursing homes. 

CONTACT:
General inquiries: info@asrlab.org
Media inquiries, e-mail both info@asrlab.org and lori@lorilefevre.com
Donate through GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cut-red-tape-4-heroes
For Volunteering, sign up here: bit.ly/CutRedTapeVols
If you would like more information about donating, privately donating, or corporate donations, please contact info@asrlab.org and/or +1 (212) 925-8812.
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Image Credit – Washington Post,

Just like Art Science Research Laboratory’s 9/11 supply operations, we are cutting through red tape for supplying PPEs during an emergency. Waste and endlessly disappearing donated PPE supplies happened then, and is happening now. Back in the first days of Ground Zero operations, ASRL first operated out of the back of a truck to deliver respirators and other PPEs directly into first responders’ hands, as widely documented in foundation and news reports.

The COVID-19 emergency has a similar failure in distribution–while the government and media continue to report millions of PPEs being purchased and shipped into NYC, it is frustrating and dangerous that health care staff still do not have sufficient PPEs. Our solution is CutRedTape4Heroes.org— a program where we park a truck packed with KN95 masks, surgical masks, Face Shields, Gowns in front of hospitals and nursing homes in need, and have volunteers securely pass out PPEs to health care workers who stand in line 6 feet apart. Heath Care Workers show a valid hospital ID (which we photograph with a phone camera like when you enter buildings) to obtain needed PPEs.

Beneficiaries of ASRLAB COVID-19 Efforts So Far:

1. Hospital workers at Coney Island Hospital, VA Medical Center of Brooklyn, Lincoln Medical Center, Richmond Univ. Medical Center in Staten Island, Metropolitan Hospital Harlem, Bellevue Hospital, Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, University Hospital in Brooklyn, VA Medical Center in Manhattan, North Central Bronx, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and more.
2. FDNY EMS, First Responders, Fire Inspectors
3. Housing Works’ Covid-19 Homeless Shelters’ Staff
4. Health care workers at nursing homes and homeless shelters
5. Home care workers

“We know from our experience after 9/11 that there is no time to wait to fundraise first in a crisis. We need to move quickly to buy, then deliver the equipment where it is most needed to assure we are saving as many lives as we can,” said Rhonda Roland Shearer, co-founder of ASRL, who is using her home equity loan to launch the project. “If that means standing on street corners, handing out masks to nurses, we will do that.”


To learn more and contribute to Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes, visit at cutredtape4heroes.org or follow along for updates on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
Media inquiries, e-mail both info@asrlab.org and lori@LoriLeFevre.com
Donate through GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/cut-red-tape-4-heroes
For Volunteering, sign up here: bit.ly/CutRedTapeVols
If you would like more information about donating, privately donating, or corporate donations, please contact info@asrlab.org and/or 212.925.8812.


Art Science Research Laboratory , a 501c3, not-for-profit,  was the main provider of desperately needed respirators and personal protective equipment for uniform services (police and fire) during the 9 months of recovery operations at World Trade Center Ground Zero after Sept. 11. Learn more about our Ground Zero work in this New York Times article or on our website for WTC Ground Zero.

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