California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Announces Donation of Nearly Eight Million Personal Protection Items

Today, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) announced the arrival of nearly eight million personal protection equipment (PPE) items that have been donated by Accelerate360, of Atlanta, GA. More than 7.8 million items, including protective face masks and hand sanitizer, will be distributed to small businesses, tribal communities, migrants crossing the border into the United States and California’s essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Partnerships with the private sector have been invaluable as we continue to respond to the pandemic and the needs of our essential workers. We are thankful for Accelerate360’s donation of 7.8 million items of PPE which demonstrates we are truly in this together.  This donation was distributed to all corners of the State, to multiple different essential industries, and numerous communities in need,” said Abby Browning, Chief, Cal OES Office of Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination.

Cal OES has worked to support the state’s more than 38 million residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as it challenged local residents, schools, and businesses unlike anything else in recent history. Despite the declining hospitalizations and infection positivity rates, widespread support is still needed to assist the vulnerable communities and essential workers who remain at the forefront of risk.

“Accelerate360 is committed to all of our local communities, from Atlanta to Sacramento, and I speak for all of us when I say that we are grateful to be in a position to provide much-needed support and resources to our friends in California,” said Accelerate360 CEO David Parry. “We have had the great pleasure of donating millions of PPE supplies to communities and schools across the country and it underscores how our staff, many of whom are on the frontlines to ensure deliveries of vital products and supplies, continues to go above and beyond to do their part in helping the country recover from this pandemic.”

Accelerate360 has previously donated PPE supplies to communities across the country. In late 2020, the company teamed up with Mark Wahlberg’s Performance Inspired brand to donate supplies to local schools in 13 U.S. cities. In addition to the donation, the company also posted a “Thank You” to essential workers, featuring Wahlberg, on billboards across the country.

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Video Links of PPE Donation from Accelerate360 being sorted and loaded for delivery:

Alyson Hanner

Alyson Hanner joined the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in 2020 after working nearly 20 years in the broadcast news industry. Since joining Cal OES, she has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the historic 2020 wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, she served as managing editor at local television stations in San Diego and Sacramento.

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