March 30, 2020 at 11:02am | Denise Bodman
Prospect Real Estate is honored to help share this mission: Please join Austin's Asian community in saving lives by supplying local medical professionals with N95 masks. 
The doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff who are treating COVID19 patients need these supplies the most.

With our strong personal networks, we're able to immediately secure masks from certified manufacturers that can be shipped in a week. 100% of donations go directly to the purchase and delivery of N95 masks for frontline healthcare workers in Austin.

In Italy, 1 in every 10 Coronavirus cases are healthcare workers. The head of Italy’s medical association gave his life when he continued to see patients, even when masks ran out. We must not let what happened in Italy happen here in Austin.

While we recognize masks are needed everywhere, we're working to ensure that local businesses aren't left out of the picture. The more funding we secure now, the more masks we can quickly get into healthcare workers' hands.

Along with practicing your own health safety measures, now is your chance to directly save lives on the front lines. Even a donation of $3, the average price of just one mask, can save so many people—what an incredible difference you can personally make. Please give generously today and share this campaign broadly with your networks.

FAQ

How will the funds be used?
100% of the funds go directly to facilitating the purchase and delivery of N95 masks. Our entire team volunteers their time and have foregone compensation for work. No one benefits financially in any way from this campaign. We're working to ensure that our suppliers give us the most competitive rates available for genuine medical-grade masks so that we can make sure that each dollar raised is maximized.

Why only Austin?
We’re a team of Austinites and so we have established relationships with healthcare professionals locally.

Aren’t the hospitals & government ordering these masks directly?
Yes, they're trying their best to procure masks. However, due to supply chain limitations and global competition, they are currently experiencing extreme shortages. We are fortunate to have close relationships with many of the factories producing masks and will leverage these partnerships.

I’ve seen other charity efforts related to COVID-19. How is this one different?
Ours is directly related to the supply of masks in Austin.

How much are you paying for the masks?
We are getting manufacturer pricing on the masks, but the approximate price hovers around $3 per mask. As pricing depends on order quantity, shipping rate (in this case, the faster the better to protect our healthcare workers), and competing demand, the number may change. We’re working to get the best possible price per unit while making sure that each manufacturer has the right certifications and approvals.

Are donations tax-deductible?
Currently, donations are not tax-deductible. We have realized that the need is so urgent that we must move forward and hope that you will donate.

I am an ER/ICU healthcare professional at an Austin facility currently treating COVID-19 patients. We are short of masks. How do we request masks? 
Contact us here: https://www.aaacrf.com/contact

Aside from donations, how can I help?
Please share this campaign as broadly as possible.

If you are a member of the press or would like to connect with us one to one, use this form: https://www.aaacrf.com/contact

If you are interested in endorsing this campaign, please complete this form: https://www.aaacrf.com/endorsements

Participating partners include :

Organizations
Asian Family Support Services of Austin 
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs 
Asian Real Estate Association of America 
Austin Asian American Film Festival 
Austin Asian Community Health Initiative
Austin Asian Complete Count Committee 
Austin Asian Impact
Austin Chapter of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce 
Austin Chinese American Network
Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin
 
Cambodian Foundation, USA 
Caring for Cambodia
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
Indian American Coalition of Texas 
Interfaith Action of Central Texas 
Korean American Association of Greater Austin 
Network of Asian Organizations 
Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas 

Businesses
CAS Engineers 
Chinatown Center 
Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc. 
ESOLVIT, INC. Information Technology Solutions 
Heritage Title 
Ku & Associates, LLC 
Kupplin Worldwide 
LT Commercial 
MT Supermarket 
Pearlstone Partners LLC 
Real International 
Sethi Law Offices 
SOAL Technologies 
Sperry LT Commercial Group 
Tso Chinese Delivery 

Individuals
Marina Bhargava
Savy Buoy
Robert and Emily Lee
Lynn Yuan

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