Raytheon Technologies is donating $3 million worth of personal protective equipment and charter transportation to the State of Connecticut to aid first responders and health care workers.
The donation includes 455,000 N95 medical masks, 325,000 surgical masks, 120,000 protective coveralls and 4,500 ICU coveralls, according to Governor Ned Lamont.
The gear is being purchased from suppliers in China and shipped to the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security commodities warehouse, Lamont said.
The PPE will then be sorted and delivered to those in need through a joint operation with the Connecticut National Guard.
“Getting PPE to front line workers who are battling this pandemic is a top priority, and amid a global shortage of this gear we are appreciative to have corporate partners like Raytheon Technologies that are utilizing their resources and supply chain to boost Connecticut’s supplies and get this equipment to those who need it the most,” Governor Lamont said.
The Raytheon Technologies team in China coordinated the facilitated the donation.
“We stand ready to support our nation and our local communities where we can throughout this crisis. It is truly amazing to see how quickly we have been able to come together and mobilize teams on the ground in China to source and transport this urgently needed PPE shipment and I want to thank everyone involved," Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes said.
The first shipment is scheduled to arrive in Connecticut on Sunday.