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Harbor Freight thinks of hospitals

'We’re going to donate everything we’ve got.'

BY HBSDealer Staff

Harbor Freight, the tool retailer with 1,000 locations and a strong ecommerce business, said it will donate its entire supply of personal protective equipment items to hospitals.

The company announced the donation at a time when healthcare workers and first responders are calling for more supplies to help them deal with a growing pandemic.

Specifically, the company said it will donate N95 masks, face shields and 5- and 7-mil nitrile gloves to hospitals with 24-hour emergency rooms in the communities where it operates stores.

“Although we certainly won’t have enough of these supplies to fill everyone’s needs, we’re going to donate everything we’ve got,” wrote Eric Smidt, owner and founder.

Instructions for the hospital procurement officials can be found here.

Referring to the nation’s doctors and nurses, Smidt added: “America depends on these heroes every day and in the days ahead we will depend on them even more.”

See the company’s full letter here.

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