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HALO Life Helps the Homeless in Austin

HALO Life recently teamed up with Hearing the Homeless to distribute HALO masks to those in need in Austin, TX, a city being hit hard by COVID-19. In Travis County, Texas, there are now more than 28,000 confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 400 deaths, with numbers growing. What’s more, as of May, the homeless population reached 2,506, an 11% increase from last year. With COVID-19 outbreaks happening at homeless shelters across America, including high-profile cases in Alaska, Hawaii, and Atlanta, health experts are concerned about the virus’ spread among this at-risk community. Fortunately, the city of Austin has been working hard to provide resources to the homeless to get through the pandemic safely.

HALO Life, which makes reusable, high-quality face masks that block more than 98% of harmful airborne particulates, including coronavirus, is committed to helping the homeless, protecting them and their communities. Therefore, HALO distributed masks and other essential supplies like water, socks, and clothing at the Austin event. As reflected in the Stateman story, Terry Accor, who has been experiencing homelessness for the past six months, is grateful to have received a HALO Mask during this challenging time.

“There’s no place that the virus is doing more damage than to our homeless brothers and sisters,” said Steve Ehrenreich, affiliate director with HALO Life. Join HALO Life in the effort and read the full article here: https://www.statesman.com/news/20200912/reusable-masks-distributed-to-austinrsquos-neediest

HALO Life and Salvation Army Team Up to Help the Homeless

In its mission to help New Yorkers stay safe from coronavirus, the Salvation Army of Greater New York recently partnered with HALO Life to give high-quality masks to the homeless and underserved populations of New York. Many New Yorkers who are homeless or have become unemployed because of the pandemic do not have access to the appropriate PPE they need, so HALO Life and Salvation Army stepped in to help. Hundreds of people lined up to claim their reusable masks, which offer powerful, full-spectrum protection with a wafer-thin nanofiber filter that allows for easy breathing.

“These are high-quality masks, which HALO Life donated today, and we are grateful to get these in the hands of those who need them most,” said Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters Major Kevin Stoops. “Like the Salvation Army of Greater New York, HALO has a strong mission; for every order they receive, they donate a mask to a charity partner. So, when people in came today to receive food, we’ve provided them with complementary Halo Masks – so they can be safe and comfortable.”

After receiving his new HALO Mask, Matthew Washington, a New Yorker who relies on the Salvation Army for support, said, “I think these masks are great. You can just feel the quality – and it can be used in warmer weather. I had a mask on, but this one is much better than the one I just took off. I feel much safer.”

You can review the earned media coverage Rosica secured for this PPE donation event and learn more here: amNewYork, WNBC New York, FOX 5 New York, and PIX11 New York.

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