Masks for Docs PPE Operations at Native Hostel

photo by David Brendan Hall, posted Apr. 9, 2020. #1 of 28 photos.

Since forming on March 22 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, global foundation Masks for Docs – which now comprises 4,000-plus volunteers among 100 chapters across six continents – has delivered more than 20,000 masks and other personal protective equipment to healthcare organizations in need. For its part, the Austin division – based out of Native Hostel – has dispatched more than 2,300 face shields (thanks to 35 local volunteer 3D printers) to 50 Central Texas healthcare facilities, including major hospitals, emergency clinics, hospices, and elder care centers. For information on how to volunteer (directly at Native, or via 3D printing) or to request PPE for a local healthcare entity, visit, and to donate directly to the Austin chapter, go to

(Pictured: doctors from Baylor Scott & White Health picking up face shield components from Native Hostel's ballroom on April 7, 2020)


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