Anker Innovations, a global leader in mobile charging and consumer electronics, today announced it has shipped over 1.8 million masks to the United States, Europe, China and other regions around the world.
This week, and with coordination support from Amazon Business, Anker’s U.S. headquarters in Bellevue supplied 1 million FDA-certified masks to healthcare workers and first responders fighting COVID-19 in the state of Washington.
Anker delivered another four hundred thousand masks to California, New Jersey and New York. These donations were coordinated with state emergency operations centers, local governors and first responders.
In addition to its US-based efforts, Anker offices in Europe, China, Japan and the UAE facilitated donations of over 400,000 masks and other medical equipment to local healthcare providers.
“I am proud of our team’s efforts and the efforts of others in our industry that have already made donations. But sadly, this is not enough,” said Steven Yang, CEO Anker Innovations. “We are at a crucial moment in our struggle against this pandemic, and to win this fight, we need other tech and consumer electronics companies to get involved and help source and donate essential safety equipment.”
New Jersey and California Governors Urge More Companies to Get Involved
“The masks Anker has donated today will help in our efforts to keep frontline workers and first responders in New Jersey safer,” said Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey. “The generosity and support of companies like Anker is critical and we welcome any business, large or small, that wants to partner with us in this fight.”
If you or your company is interested in providing donations, visit your state or local government websites to see which protective equipment is most needed.
Pictured, company handout photo, Seattle PD.