Philanthropy solicits donations to send 68 million US-located masks to fight the spread of COVID-19 on the Indian subcontinent
Sherman Oaks, CA and Dallas, TX: SecurFoundation, the philanthropic arm of logistics, M&A and financial services firm SecurCapital Corp, has launched a COVID Relief Effort to raise money to send 68 million masks to the Indian subcontinent to help doctors and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our goal is to support prevention with a desperately needed supply of PPE products as well as support equipment focused on treatment,” shares Steve Russell, SecurCapital Corp CEO.
With 54 million BYD surgical and 14 million N95 NIOSH-approved respirator masks in their temperature controlled, pharmaceutical grade warehouses in the Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas area, SecurFoundation has unveiled the donation platform Masks4India.org to send these urgently needed lifesaving supplies to India and throughout the region. Individuals and companies can make a donation that will fund and ship anywhere from a single case to an entire airline container.
Neel Gonuguntla, President of the US-India Chamber of Commerce Foundation, welcomes their efforts. “We are grateful for the support BIG Logistics extended to the USICOC Foundation to help ship over 100 oxygen concentrators to Bangalore to address COVID needs on the ground. PPE including masks are the need of the hour now as India seeks to bring down the case counts and prevent a third wave of the pandemic.”
The masks are stored in the warehouses of SecurCapital Corp portfolio company BIG Logistics. BIG recently collaborated with the US-India Chamber of Commerce Foundation on a donation of oxygen concentrators shipped to Hyderabad for use in local hospitals. The immediate need for masks, however, is the protective step that slows the increasing number of infections and fatalities, an urgent point underscored by this effort.
BIG Logistics CEO Vinod Baliga initiated the outreach efforts to the Indian business community in Dallas / Ft. Worth.
“SecurCapital and BIG are collaborating with the US-India Chamber of Commerce Foundation and US-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and other business and charitable NGO’s and commercial airlines supporting the relief effort to identify the locations with the greatest need.”
The US demand for masks has lessened to the point where these masks would be best directed to the faces of people and front-line healthcare workers who need them for protection and to help contribute towards efforts to reduce the infection’s spread.
Russell, who served as CEO, Salesforce.com Asia, Australia & India, has many friends and professional colleagues in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka whose lives and families are directly being impacted by the pandemic. SecurFoundation’s 1 + 1 + 1 philanthropy model was launched in 2017 emulating that of the SalesForce Foundation where companies donate 1% of equity, 1% of products and 1% of employee time and profits to charitable causes.
About SecurCapital Corp
SecurCapital and its investment portfolio operating companies are proven supply chain, financial services, and 3PL warehouse operators and lenders empowering logistics and diverse businesses within domestic and international markets. The company was founded in 2017 headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and is operated by logistics, ‘cloud pioneers’ and financial services veterans. SecurCapital offers a broad range of services to wholesalers, distributors, and mid-tier logistics enterprises. The company provides lower and middle market businesses and growth companies access to working capital, term loans and mission-critical end-to-end supply chain services. For more information visit http://www.securcapital.com
About BIG Logistics, LLC
In 2016, a group of financial, technology and logistics industry professionals with aggressive growth plans and strong financial backing acquired a 25-year-old company in KFS, Inc. and rebranded it as BIG Logistics, LLC. The firm currently has three state of the art facilities in Texas: Alliance Fort Worth (AFW), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), and El Paso (ELP). BIG Logistics operates a field office located in Houston (IAH), and is opening a new field office in Huntsville, Alabama and West Coast gateway office in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit https://www.biglogistics.com.