Supporting Our Communities

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.

Masks Donated to Arkansas Law Enforcement and First Responders

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.

Gathering PPE Donations for Hoosiers’ Healthcare Heroes

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

PPE Donations Made to Phoenix Hospital

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.

Plastic Sheeting Donation Made to Ambitious Volunteers

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.

Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield® Donation to Transformation Project

A pallet of Paint Shield® was donated for a project in Washington state’s King County that will provide rapid-response solutions to transform multiple sites into facilities equipped to quarantine patients who are unable to self-quarantine, particularly those lacking housing.

Sherwin-Williams Donates 5,000 N95 Masks to Mississippi

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.

Cincinnati-Dayton District Donation to Local Hospitals

Across Cincinnati-Dayton District, the team donated more than 5,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline medical workers. Masks, coveralls, gloves and shoe covers were donated to multiple organizations, including Miami Valley Hospital and Mercy Health.

Mountain District Donates to Hospitals in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

The Sherwin-Williams Mountain District team gathered personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate to Portsmouth Regional HospitalWentworth Douglas HospitalFrisbie Memorial Hospital and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

50,000 gloves & 10,000 N95 masks Donated to Cleveland Clinic

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.

Toledo, Ohio Team Gives Back

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.

Sherwin-Williams Donates 150 Gallons of Paint to McCormick Place as Convention Center Becomes Emergency Hospital

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.

Sherwin-Williams Donates 10,000 N95 Masks to University Hospitals

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.

Donation of 7,500 Masks, PPE to Philadelphia Hospitals

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.

Effingham Distribution Center Ships Donation and Message of Gratitude

The employees at our Effingham, Illinois Distribution Center attached a message of gratitude to the donation of 2,000 N95 masks and 750 gloves made to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Seven Stores in Northwest Indiana Gather Donations

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.

Sherwin-Williams Donates 6,000 Full-Body Coveralls to Atlanta Hospitals

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.

Houston District Helps Donate to Local Hospital

A Sherwin-Williams customer was looking to aid his neighbor, an executive at one of the largest hospitals in the Houston Area, in his search for personal protective equipment. The Houston District Manager and his amazing team sprung into action to donate equipment and supplies.

San Diego Team Supports Scripps Health System with PPE Donation

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.

Sherwin-Williams Donates Paint Suits to Winchester Hospital

A Massachusetts resident wrote in: “I helped a nurse who works at Winchester Hospital by calling around to different area businesses for donations of paint suits. Sherwin-Williams donated the paint suits they had. It was wonderful how they stepped up right away.”

Boston District Rounds Up Donations for Doctors and Nurses

Store Managers and Sales Representatives from the Boston District have been working to round up Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those working in healthcare. This morning, our Cambridge team was able to load up a van and head to the local hospitals.

Holland, Michigan Manufacturing Site Donates PPE

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.

Sherwin-Williams Steps Up To Fill Shortage Of Protective Gear in Hawaii

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.

Donation of 3,000 Masks to Cleveland EMS

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.

$100,000 Donation to Cleveland Rapid Response Fund

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.

Assisting N.Y. Customer in Creating Hand Sanitizer

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.

California Bay District Donates Masks and Gloves to Local Hospitals

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.