M.A.P.S. is helping to track COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) for agencies serving people who are homeless or at risk. Some agencies have support in meeting their PPE needs through collective purchases/orders, while others do not. We set up a Google Spreadsheet to keep track of supply and demand across homeless-serving agencies. With regular input, this information will be kept up-to-date and as real-time as possible so it can be used to support bulk orders, donation campaigns, or other collaborative efforts as needed.
There are two short (1-2 min) surveys that we ask agencies to fill out. The first and most important one is the Inventory and Needs survey that will populate the Google Spreadsheet. The second survey will allow for better sector-wide planning. We commit to having the resuts updated weekly (if there are updates), so it can be a tool for agencies to monitor and collaborate on PPE going forward.
Link to surveys:
Latest Summary Update (May 28, 2020):