WHO WE ARE
SHIELDS FOR HEROES is a group of like-minded concerned citizens in the New York City area and beyond, organized behind a common goal of connecting our Heroes with the supplies they need to stay healthy and continue their work. Our board is composed of attorneys, philanthropists, as well as materials, production, and media experts. Our advisors include nurses, doctors and health care providers.
Founded in the earliest days of COVID 19 infection in the United States, SHIELDS FOR HEROES INC 501 (c)(3) pending has partnered in fiscal sponsorship with THE PALMS FOR LIFE FUND 501(c)(3), a New York City-based nonprofit with an extensive track record of ongoing international projects that promote access to education, food, water and sanitation.
Because we are not-for-profit we put protection over profit. Our partners, volunteers, and donors make this possible.
- DONATED bulk safety materials for the conversion of SUNY Downstate Brooklyn on March 30, 2020, before the pandemic began to ravage that community.
- DONATED precious N95 masks directly to desperate area hospitals.
- DONATED bulk supplies for the manufacture of 25,500 face shields.
Already our face shields are in the following hospitals:
SUNY Downstate, Kings County Hospital, Catholic Guardian Services and Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, Montefiore, NYU Langone Health, Columbia Presbyterian ER, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing and 50 EMT drivers, St. Barnabas Health System, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Interfaith Medical Center and more.
For some New York City area hospitals, SHIELDS FOR HEROES is the only provider of crucial face shields.