Sharing PPE Donations and Hope Across Neighboring States of Utah and Nevada


In early April, when employees at our Reno, Nevada distribution center were packaging a donation of N95 masks for the state of Utah, they felt inspired to share a message of hope:


“Thank you for your dedication and continued efforts in this time of need! Your team truly makes a difference. We appreciate all that you do!”



Equipping First Responders

The 2,500 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) were sent to the Utah Attorney General’s office, which were distributed to rescue and law enforcement agencies, many of which are in rural communities.


“I want to emphasize our efforts to ensure hospitals and medical personnel get what they need on the front lines of this pandemic while we support our other first responders,” said Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.


Additional Efforts in Utah

Our stores team across the Salt Lake City District collectively donated more than 6,000 N95 masks to healthcare institutions and first responders, including University of Utah Health Facilities and Revere Health in Provo.


Just north of Salt Lake City, in Ogden, Utah, HHI Corporation has built mobile triage units that contain isolated treatment spaces and hospital-grade air filtration to combat COVID-19. As they work to manufacture more of these units, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine will continue to supply exterior coatings that protect the units from corrosion and UV damage, and provide a smooth, clean aesthetic.


Coming Full Circle

Back in the state of Nevada, Sherwin-Williams assisted the Attorney General in ensuring the state’s healthcare workers and first responders were similarly protected with a donation of 5,000 N95 masks and 1,500 gloves.



“Sherwin-Williams applauds the work of all first responders who are always there for us, particularly now,” said Jim Jaye, SVP Corporate Communications at Sherwin-Williams.  “We’re pleased we’re able to donate this essential personal protective equipment at this critical time, and we’re proud of our employees, who day in and day out, make it possible for Sherwin-Williams to continue to support our communities across the country.”