Bona Fide Masks, one of the nation’s most reputable distributors of real N95 and KN95 masks, has announced a contribution of 120,000 KN95 masks to Project C.U.R.E., the world’s biggest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment, and services to physicians and nurses in over 135 countries.
The donation, which is part of Bona Fide’s pledge to donate 1.5 million masks to nonprofits and underserved/critically compromised communities, was increased from 2,400 to 120,000 upon learning of Project C.U.R.E.’s urgent need for PPE supplies, which have been depleted in part due to shipments to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022.
As of October 1st, Project C.U.R.E. has sent over 1,400 pallets of medical assistance materials, 73 air/sea shipments, 112 C.U.R.E. kits containing $2,000 worth of medical supplies, and 5,000 baby kits to Ukraine, totalling over $15 million in aid.
“Project C.U.R.E. is thankful for our relationship with Bona Fide Masks and Ball Chain Mfg. As proved by the COVID-19 pandemic, access to sufficient quantities of high-quality PPE is vital for controlling and preventing the spread of dangerous infections. Our deepest appreciation to the whole team at (Ballchain/BonaFide) for their dedication and support of Project C.U.R.E. Our partnership is serving the global health requirements of vulnerable people in nations with limited resources.”
Bona Fide Masks, founded at the height of the pandemic at the urging of community leaders and leveraging the supply chain and manufacturing expertise of its fourth-generation parent company, Ball Chain Mfg, has consistently supported impact-driven philanthropic efforts aimed at assisting communities in need, including veterans, homeless communities, emergency shelters, volunteer workers, and refugees. Bona Fide has provided masks to both houses of Congress, the United States Armed Forces, and a number of large companies. They are the only distributor of Powecom and Harley KN95 masks in North America and a reputable source of Celltrion DiaTron fast antigen testing.
Bill Taubner, CEO of Bona Fide Masks & Ball Chain Mfg., explains, “As a small, family-owned business, we have always worked hard to give back at the local, national, and international levels by providing authentic and dependable masks where they are most needed in the face of a continued influx of counterfeits on the market.” We are pleased to assist groups such as Project C.U.R.E. in their outstanding work, especially at a time when government money for PPE is being reduced and inflation is leading Americans to reduce their philanthropic contributions.