The company recently donated 1,500 N95 masks to Brecksville firefighters and paramedics. The fire department uses the N-95 masks on all calls in which patients are suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms. As a precaution, first responders use surgical masks on all other calls.
While COVID-19 has presented a new set of challenges, our commitment to our communities remains steadfast. In response to this emergency, Sherwin-Williams is donating tens of thousands of N95 masks, protective gloves and coveralls to hospitals, clinics and first responders that are in critical need of personal protective equipment.
In addition, we are supporting customers involved in important industrial applications such as food and beverage packaging, health care equipment manufacturing, food manufacturing facilities, water treatment facilities and energy infrastructure. Among specific applications, we have delivered critical coatings products to producers of ventilators, oxygen tanks and hospital bedframes.
Below is a running list of updates on what we’re doing to support our communities.
New Orleans received a donation of 1,000 N95 masks from Sherwin-Williams. Supplies are being processed by New Orleans Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and will be distributed to a combination of healthcare and frontline workers.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Sherwin-Williams will donate 3,000 N95 masks to the state. “Law enforcement and first responders already work in high-risk environments and with this health crisis it is even more important for us to protect those who protect us,” said Rutledge.
When the Coronavirus pandemic has subsided and tourists return to Virginia Beach, artist Sam Welty wants people to remember the “helpers.” So he’s in the process of painting a 7,000 square-foot mural on the back wall of an Oceanfront hotel, with paint donated from Sherwin-Williams.
We salute the actions of our store employees across Indiana, who came together to donate paint and essential PPE to healthcare heroes on the frontline. It’s an honor to donate an additional 1,500 gloves and 5,000 N95 masks to Indiana, and we thank the National Guard for distributing these to hospitals across the state. Read more
A Sherwin-Williams Sales Representative in Redding donated 100 N95 masks and alcohol swabs, collected by her team, to Mercy Foundation North, which supports multiple healthcare facilities throughout the area.
The Phoenix, Arizona Sherwin-Williams team came together to donate much needed PPE to a local hospital – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. They donated hundreds of items, including gloves, coveralls, shoe covers, and N95 masks to those working on the front lines.
A customer volunteering with a grassroots effort in Ann Arbor, Michigan – Angels Wear Gowns – expressed gratitude for the donation of painter’s plastic. The group is transforming it into no-sew isolation gowns. They have created 3,000+ gowns to date, donating to hospitals, nursing homes, EMS, jails, homeless shelters, and more.
Attorney General Lynn Fitch thanked Sherwin-Williams for the donation of 5,000 N95 masks to Mississippi. The masks are being distributed through First Responders of Mississippi (FROM), a non-profit organization that helps police, fire, and rescue workers and agencies get equipment and support.
At the end of March, the Cleveland Clinic launched the COVID-19 Community Response Campaign after community members asked what they could do to help those on the front line. Companies have donated, including a donation of 50,000 gloves and 10,000 N95 masks from Sherwin-Williams.
The Toledo, Ohio District collected and donated supplies to Hospitals in the area. This included Mercy Health Life Flight Network for St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita’s Medical Center. This network provides air and ground transportation to the critically injured through operations of four air medical helicopters, four mobile intensive care units and more than 150 employees making a difference in lives every day.
We are proud to have donated 150 gallons of paint to McCormick Place, the Chicago convention center that is transforming into an alternate care facility. In partnership with Walsh Construction, Brookdale Decorating Inc. and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, we also donated materials needed to paint the facility that is expected to serve 3,000 patients. Learn more.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office is partnering with companies – including Sherwin-Wiliams – to collect and distribute masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other materials to rescue and law enforcement agencies, most of which are from rural communities.
Sherwin-Williams Bakersfield, California store made a donation to the Friends of Mercy Foundation to support the caregivers at both the Downtown and Southwest facilities. They donated coveralls and shoe covers to both facilities.
Sherwin-Williams has long supported University Hospitals (UH) and the community. This week, 10,000 new and unused N95 masks from Sherwin-Williams will provide critical PPE for UH’s front line caregivers. “Our thanks for their support during this global health crisis.“
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro partnered with Sherwin-Williams on Friday to donate 7,500 N95 masks and 2,500 pairs of hygienic rubber gloves to two hospitals, Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and Lankenau Medical Center in Montgomery County.
After learning of local hospitals running short of much-needed safety supplies, the Sherwin-Williams stores of Northwest Indiana, which include Merrillville, Dyer, Crown Point, Portage, Hammond, Valparaiso, and Valparaiso North, pooled together N95 masks, Tyvek suits, goggles, safety glasses, nitrile gloves and shoe covers in an effort to support those on the front line during this crisis.
In Atlanta, companies are coming together to help healthcare professionals who need protective gear. Among those is Sherwin-Williams, aiding in the donations by including 6,000 pairs of full-body coveralls to local hospitals in the Atlanta metro area.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford secured a donation of personal protective gear by Sherwin-Williams to first responders and healthcare workers. The donation included 5,000 N95 masks and 1,500 Nitrile gloves to Nevada to help first responders and health care workers in need.
During this critical time of need, we applaud Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coating’s heavy-equipment customer, JCB, for retooling operations to manufacture special powder coated steel housings for a brand new design of ventilator from Dyson. We are in this together.
This week the San Diego District came together to show support to Scripps Health with a collective personal protective equipment donation of more than 450 N95 masks, 900 pairs of gloves, 150 shoe covers, and 150 Tyvek coveralls.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced during a press conference on Monday that Sherwin-Williams made a donation of medical supplies and equipment to the state. The donation consisted of 2,500 N95 masks and 1,000 gloves.
Employees at our aerosol manufacturing site in Holland, Michigan donated much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), including lab coats and goggles, along with 40 cases of aerosol disinfectant. The PPE will be used by Allegan County Emergency Management Team responding to COVID-19 calls and the disinfectant will be used by the Holland Police Department to clean police vehicles.
As communities in Hawaii are affected by a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Sherwin-Williams continues to make generous donations of supplies to medical facilities on the islands. Nurses at the Hawaii Community Health Center received a shipment of masks donated by our company.
Sherwin-Williams donated 3,000 N95 masks to Cleveland EMS workers. “This essential equipment comes at a time when there is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and first responders,” said Mayor Frank Jackson.
The Atlanta Metro District donated more than 620 coveralls to Emory Healthcare, where supplies are needed the most. The donation center said, “it was the single largest material donation since we opened!”
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. The Rapid Response Fund will provide grant awards on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
As a customer in New York retrofitted their distillery to produce hand sanitizer, employees from our Protective and Marine Coatings Division assisted in sourcing more than 500 gallons of isopropyl alcohol. The finished product will be shipped to medical and healthcare facilities across the Northeast states.
The California Bay District teams have been able to gather more than 3,700 N95 masks and gloves to donate to local hospitals, including 1,400 masks to John Muir Medical Center in Contra Costa County, 1000 masks and 1000 gloves to Stanford Health Care in San Mateo County, and 1,289 Masks to UCSF in San Francisco County.