July 10, 2020
Donation of 100,000 N95 Respirator Masks
to City of Miami Beach Comes with
One Simple Message: “Wear.One”
MIAMI, FL, July 10, 2020 – “We want to educate people about wearing masks because we are all in this together.”
-Jay Floe, TBG Tech Co.
TBG Tech Co., a local business specializing in supply and logistics of personal protective equipment (PPE), announced Friday a donation of 100,000 NIOSH-certified N95 respirator masks to the frontline healthcare workers of the City of Miami Beach, Florida who continue to work tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19. They are also launching a new social responsibility campaign to encourage all people to wear masks in public places called "Wear.One" (http://www.wear.one).
The masks are manufactured by BYD (Build Your Dreams), which is the world’s largest maker of N95 respirators. BYD has the capacity to build 50 million high-quality masks per day and manufactures a variety including single use Adult Surgical Masks, KN-95s and NIOSH-approved N95s as well as highly efficient hand sanitizers. TBG Tech Co. is an authorized vendor of BYD global care products in North and South America.
Officials at Miami Beach Fire Station 2 received the masks Friday, during a critical time, as coronavirus cases continue to surge across America and when many cities are experiencing renewed shortages of lifesaving PPE. Florida is among several states reporting the highest daily averages of the virus. The N95 soft, vertical flat-fold masks are certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, and meet all current U.S. regulatory requirements.
“We’re very grateful for the donation at a time when this PPE is so important,” Miami Beach Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Chief Fernandez said. “These masks will allow our firefighters to safely respond to COVID-19 calls and prevent us from taking the virus home with us.”
Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Gongora was at the fire station when the masks arrived. “Thank you to the TBG Tech Co. team who generously made a donation of 100,000 NIOSH-approved N95 masks to assist the Miami Beach community in battling the COVID-19 outbreak,” he said. “We are grateful for the company who has worked hard for the past three months to secure reliable and FDA approved PPE.”
This donation is personal for the local Miami Beach company. Jay Floe of TBG Tech Co. said, “We need to protect our families, we need to protect our neighbors. It’s our duty to show compassion to our community, and it starts by putting on a mask.” Floe continued, “We want to bring awareness of the importance of using the correct masks and you can use a mask to be something bigger than yourself. COVID-19 has reminded us, that we are one, we fight as one and that there is integrity in doing something for others and true strength comes from empowering others. That’s where the unifying idea of ‘Wear.one' comes from.”
-Joe Cooke, Director of Operation (email@example.com) along with Miami Beach Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Chief Fernandez, Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Gongora and the brave and heroic fire fighters @ City of Miami Beach Fire Department - Fire Station 2.
Joe Cooke, Director of Operations for TBG Tech Co., attended Friday’s donation event where several Miami Beach firefighters assisted in unloading the respirator masks. “We are so thankful for the ability to provide a quality product to the people who are protecting the public,” Cooke said. “Our brave and heroic first responders have always been there for us, it feels so good to be able to give something back to them. We owe them so much for all they do, we are just trying to set a good example that the fight against COVID-19 starts with you and me.”
TGB Tech Co. and BYD share its profound appreciation for all doctors, nurses, and first responders as well as their families who serve and protect our communities. We cherish the opportunity to provide safe, reliable PPE to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keeping others safe during this crisis.