Providence-based company distributes PPE to healthcare workers across the country

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – New England PPE is a Providence-based company founded by a group of local designers and manufacturers.

The company creates and distributes personal protective equipment to healthcare workers around the country.

Over 100 volunteers have joined to help with production and distribution. The company creates cloth face masks, surgical masks, as well as face shields. The group also secured 900 N-95 masks from China.

So far, equipment has been distributed to hospitals in Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and California.

A GoFundMe was started to help cover the manufacturing costs and has raised more than $20,000.

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