RETI Center’s Rapid Resilience initiative provides frontline workers with high-quality personal protective equipment, delivered directly to them. The country’s essential workers are putting their wellbeing in harms way during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to serve their communities. Their selfless work saves lives, but they are up against supply shortages that threaten their wellbeing. Masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are the key to keeping them safe, and preventing further spread of the virus.
⇛ Network of Responders The RETI’s Rapid Resilience initiative is a platform for campaigns that support healthcare professionals, wherever COVID-19 has become unmanageable. Together with our network of campaigns, we're bringing essential supplies and protective equipment to healthcare workers at hard-hit healthcare facilities across North America.
⇛ Rapidly Sourcing Critical Supplies We work together with our campaigns to rapidly source and deliver high-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
⇛ Delivering Directly to Essential Workers Our network of campaigns delivers the amount and type of PPE needed directly to healthcare professionals on the frontlines, avoiding many standard steps in the procurement and delivery process.
HOW WE DO IT
Rapid Resilience fast-tracks supplies and keeps costs down by aggregating individual campaigns into a unified PPE-purchasing collective. Leveraging the team's sourcing expertise, we have been able to procure large quantities of high-quality PPE. Once supplies reach their destination, vigilant volunteers distribute them directly to our vetted database of healthcare professionals and other essential workers in need.
WHO WE ARE: From the Mask Force Campaign to the Rapid Resilience Initiative
Rapid Resilience is an initiative of NYC-based Resilience, Education, Training and Innovation (RETI) Center — a 501(c)3 nonprofit born out of Superstorm Sandy with a mission to build resilient communities.
The effort began when we launched a campaign to help healthcare workers, called Mask Force. The team quickly realized the exponential benefits of joining with other independent grassroots campaigns, and so Rapid Resilience was created. Rapid Resilience is a network of volunteer grassroots initiatives across the country that have mobilized to address the critical need for supplies for essential workers and hard-hit communities.
Our core team includes entrepreneurs, designers, activists, and supply-chain specialists, and our campaigns are run by a diverse collective of impact-driven volunteers. We come together to ask for your support in this effort.