LOUISVILLE, Ky. – GE Appliances, a Haier company, announced it is donating 100,000 surgical masks to healthcare facilities in five states where it manufactures appliances. They are also donating 100,000 pairs of industrial gloves to Kentucky to be distributed throughout the state where needed.
Kentucky healthcare facilities will receive a bulk of the mask donation. 90,000 masks are being handed out and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is coordinating that effort. The masks will also be donated to healthcare facilities in other cities where GE has manufacturing sites:
- Decatur, Al.
- LaFayette, Ga.
- Camden, Sc.
- Selmer, Tn.
These donations are in addition to the 2,500 N95 masks the company provided last week to University of Louisville Hospital.
The company is also utilizing its 3-D printing operations at its global headquarters and FirstBuild, to make face shields, a portion of which will be donated to healthcare facilities through the University of Louisville.
But the donations aren’t stopping there for GE. The company is giving appliances to frontline workers who need appliances more than ever to sanitize clothing and dishes to prepare meals. This is part of a new program the company launched called GEA4Heroes in conjunction with United Way Worldwide.