PC Laptops started a fundraiser for money to purchase PPE for first responders, including law enforcement and EMTs, who are on the front lines of fighting COVID-19.
virus has changed a lot of things in our daily lives and social isolation,
working from home, being furloughed from a job, or trying to learn how to
homeschool your kids have been stressful for many families. But nowhere is this
virus more stressful than for those who still have to go to work every day to
protect the rest of us.
- First responders like police officers, firefighters,
and EMTs who are taking calls from sick people and getting them to healthcare
facilities to get the treatment they need.
nurses, and healthcare staff who are treating patients coming into the
hospitals and facilities with coronavirus symptoms, as well as those who need
treatment for something else.
store workers who continue to show up for their jobs stocking shelves, cleaning
facilities, and standing at checkout counters.
manufacturing and other essential workers who are trying to keep store shelves
stocked so the local market doesn’t run out of food.
of the biggest challenges that first responders and other frontline workers
have experienced is a significant shortage of equipment that can protect
them from contracting the virus while they are out protecting and caring for
personal protective equipment (or “PPE” as it’s often called) includes a lot of
things, the ones that frontline workers need most are in the shortest supply
right now, including:
- N95 respirator masks that are the most effective filtration masks
for protecting against infection when you are in close contact with someone who
- Medical-grade sanitizers to kill virus particles that may be on
your hands or surfaces
- Other protective equipment like face shields and gloves to wear
during testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients
an effort to do everything we can to keep people safe, especially those who are
still out working and fighting this disease, PC Laptops launched a fundraiser
through GoFundMe to collect money for the purchase of
lifesaving PPE. Every $10 that you donate can purchase enough PPE to protect and
potentially save the lives of two first responders. We set a goal of raising
$100,000, which will protect 20,000 of our brave first responders and
healthcare workers, as well as protecting the people they work with and the
family members, they go home to every day.
are distributing the PPE that we purchase both locally in Utah and in the
hardest-hit areas of the country like New York. We appreciate everyone who has
donated so far. Please
donate if you can, and share the link with everyone you know to help us
continue to raise money: gofundme.com/fightcovid19utah.
we’re available to help those who are working from home with our PC repair and
service. All 9 PC Laptops locations have implemented advanced sanitization
procedures to protect our customers and employees, or we have curbside drop-off
and pickup available if you prefer to stay in your car. Bring in your computer
for a free virus or malware scan, free cleaning, and free sanitizing. We want
to do our part to keep everyone safe (and productive) during this difficult time.