50 Million Masks For Vulnerable Communities
Until We Do It is a non-profit that mobilizes to care for vulnerable populations that have been overlooked in times of crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has created new life-threatening challenges for communities that live in the shadows or have been neglected by traditional institutions of power. Until We Do It aims to fill the void by making those who are often last in line our first priority.
Wearing a mask helps to slow the spread of Covid-19 in our communities. We need 50M masks to ensure that every American living under the poverty line has the protective gear they need. Until We Do It is building a network of suppliers to donate cloth masks to non-profit organizations that serve vulnerable populations, free of charge.
A look at how Covid-19 is ravaging these communities:
**In data compiled from 35 states and the District of Columbia, the APM Research Lab found that Black Americans are dying at 2.7 times the rate for White Americans.
**The health authority for the Navajo Nation, which includes areas of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, reported 1,197 positive coronavirus cases and 44 deaths. If it were a state, it would rank third in the country for confirmed cases per 100,000 population, behind only New York and New Jersey.
**In Sumter County, Alabama only 375 people total have been tested for the virus, 87 of whom tested positive -- an 23% positive test rate that exceeds the rate of infection for other hotspots across the country.
We partner with local organizations with proven legacies of serving these groups to assess the needs of their clients, and then leverage our network of donors to collect the funds, supplies and resources required to meet those needs.
Every single dollar of your donation goes to supporting our mission of getting protective gear into vulnerable communities. $1 purchases two masks that will be distributed directly to those who need it most.
Until We Do It operates under the belief that we can’t wait for someone else to step up and help those who are suffering in the shadows. Solving the most critical problems that we face might seem impossible -- until we do it. www.untilwedoit.org