MileOne Autogroup immediately took action on Baltimore City Councilman Yitzy Schleifer's request to source Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) needed by Johns Hopkins Hospital to protect ICU doctors from contracting COVID-19.
Due to the high demand for the equipment, there is at least a two-month lead time on the delivery of new orders. Fortunately, Schleifer learned that the auto industry also purchases the kit to protect employees painting cars.
In his Facebook account, Councilman Schleifer expressed his appreciation for MileOne’s fast response to his call for the needed special equipment.
“I reached out to the Faders, of MileOne Autogroup, and explained the dire situation our hospitals were facing. The Faders immediately responded that they had access to 10 brand new PAPR devices. Heritage/Mile One had previously spent thousands of dollars on each one of these respirators and without hesitation offered to donate the devices to Johns Hopkins. Thank you to Mile One and all of the local corporations that are stepping up to the plate and putting public safety above profits.”