United for small business

PPE Unite – Distribution of California Personal Protective Equipment in Support of Small Businesses finally comes to the San Fernando Valley

Through a joint State/County initiative, a program currently known as PPE Unite will be distributing, free of charge, PPE items for small businesses (100 employees or less) throughout the County. The materials covered will be face masks (surgical), hand sanitizer, and face shields (30 day supply as of this initial phase). Allocation of items will be based on employee headcount, which will be self-certified.

For now, all Winnetka and neighboring businesses can go to PPEUnite.org and fill out the application to move onto the “My PPE Booking” page. From there, they can schedule a time and date to pick up their allotted PPE items (face masks (surgical), face shields, and hand sanitizer).

As a result of efforts by the Winnetka Neighborhood Council, the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce and the United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley Region, PPE Unite organizers have expanded distribution operations to serve the Valley and surrounding communities through a new facility in Chatsworth. The pick up location for businesses in the San Fernando Valley and Northern Los Angeles County area is at a warehouse facility currently located at 21350 Lassen St, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Distribution is on a first come, first serve, so operations will continue until supplies are exhausted. Self-employed, independent contractors and independent franchisees are also encouraged to apply.