GE Appliances Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

GE Appliances (GEA) will donate 100,000 surgical masks to healthcare facilities in five states where it operates manufacturing plants, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.

In addition, the Louisville-based vendor will donate 100,000 pairs of industrial gloves to Kentucky and is utilizing its 3-D printing operations at its corporate headquarters and its FirstBuild maker community microfactory to produce protective face shields for healthcare workers.

The donations follow last week’s shipment of 2,500 N95 masks to University of Louisville Hospital and the launch of GEA4Heroes, a joint campaign with United Way Worldwide to provide laundry and kitchen appliances to healthcare workers and first responders in need.