We did not undertake this search lightly. There are a lot of opportunists trying to capitalize on the market created by the disaster. As such, there has been a massive increase in the amount of low-cost, low-quality, medical equipment with fake certifications. We have literally received hundreds of offers for this.
We have been in touch with medical professionals regarding the supplies that they require most and the standards that those products must reach. In order to guarantee 100% of the product that we do donate is useful, we are only working with carefully vetted suppliers that specialize in these products with a long track record of supplying to credible organizations. However, that also means that our costs are higher. So, while we may not be donating as many masks, the ones that we are supplying are of the highest quality. We have also provided our contacts to the hospitals we are donating to so they can continue to purchase PPE beyond what we are able to donate.