Empowering communities to work together to save lives and livelihoods
We strive to provide science-based, data-driven estimates and resources to assist government, non-profits, and business, and communities to plan for, purchase and distribute PPE (personal protective equipment) to assure safe opening of our communities and our livelihoods. We have a particular focus on assuring safety for vulnerable communities.
We believe that no one is safe from COVID-19 until we are all safe.
“The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War II. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. Cases are rising daily in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.” (Source: The United Nations)
Behind the numbers and statistics there are real people, real losses, and real pains. The Restart Partners team is focused on the fact that every day, people are losing their livelihoods, with no certainty of when normality will return. COVID-19 is more than a health crisis since it has disproportionally impacted the most vulnerable especially those with underlying health conditions, African American, Hispanic and Indigenous communities in deaths and economic impact.
SARS-CoV-2 spreads person-to-person through close contact and causes COVID-19. One person can infect hundreds of others. “Models show that if 80 percent of people wear masks that are 60 percent effective, easily achievable with cloth, we can get to an effective R0 of less than one. That’s enough to halt the spread of the disease.” (Source: The Atlantic magazine).
Restart Partners is working to keep our communities safe using science, data, and policies to develop initiatives that brings all sectors of our community together, so we can stay safe, protect the most vulnerable, save lives and livelihoods, and enable our communities to open up again safely. No one is safe from COVID-19 until we are all safe.
The need to protect ourselves is even more heightened as so many of us are marching peacefully against systemic racial injustice. We support this right and want to further reinforce that practicing safe distancing and wearing masks is important as we are out in the streets expressing our rights to peacefully protest.
CALL TO ACTION
We invite everyone to join us in this effort:
- Share with us your practices
- Share with us your PPE needs
- Let us know if you need help with estimation of your PPE needs
- Participate in the #WearAMask initiative
- Encourage everyone to practice safe distancing guidelines when with others
- Donate so we can continue our work and support our community to be safe
Join us in our goal to donate 100,000 masks to vulnerable communities. Your contributions will help us get there. We are starting out with donating 2,000 masks among these four organizations:
- Black Lives Matter: Seattle Chapter
- Chief Seattle Club
- Mary’s Place
Thank you for your interest and generosity! Our 501(c)(3) status is pending and we will notify you when we receive the IRS's determination of our status and the deductibility of your donation.