By: Tallahassee Democrat | April 23, 2020
Figgers Communications is using its foundation to donate more than 700,000 units of personal protection equipment to communities devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hard hit states, including New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Washington State will receive surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields and protective coveralls.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, the black-owned telecommunications firm is among a wave of companies coming to the aid of health care facilities.
CEO Freddie Figgers, a Gadsden County native, said he knew the pandemic could potentially overwhelm the nation’s health care system. He said his team began gathering critical supplies for healthcare professionals.
“I was able to purchase these supplies directly from manufacturers before they would be overwhelmed themselves,” Figgers said in a statement. “We are grateful to be able to make this contribution and stand with American first responders as they work tirelessly to battle this global health crisis.
“I am personally committed to doing everything in my power to make the world a better place.” The PPE donations are available while supplies last.
Healthcare providers in need of PPE materials can submit a request at the Figgers Foundation website, figgersfoundation.org/covid19.