As a nationwide shortage of protective gear for health care workers increases, the construction industry has stepped up to provide valuable medical protective equipment to stop the spread of COVID-19. President Donald Trump recently signed a law that allows the makers of construction masks to sell them for use in the health care field. Since then, doctors and nurses have taken their plea for more supplies to Twitter through the campaign #GetMePPE.
When Willmeng Construction learned that Desert Valley Pediatrics was in need of N95 masks, they donated a supply of them to the healthcare provider. “We reached out to our safety supervisor and he had the masks on hand and was able to make a donation,” said Keyvan Ghahreman, who is the director of client and preconstruction services at Willmeng. “There was a real need and they asked. And I’m happy. We’re all happy that we were able to help out in some way,” said Ghahreman.
As the virus continues to spread throughout the coming weeks, Willmeng is looking for more ways to carry out the mission to, “Do more than our share.” Click here to find out how to donate in Phoenix, Arizona.