Underwear brand Jockey to donate protective gear to first responders

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 17:17:26-04

A Kenosha-based brand that made it big is giving back by donating critical supplies to help slow to spread of COVID-19.

Underwear brand Jockey is donating gowns, masks and scrubs to front-line doctors and first responders across the nation.

Locally, the company is supplying the Kenosha Fire Department with 10,000 N95 masks and 10,000 Level 1 surgical masks. Some of those supplies have already been delivered, while the rest are en route.

“We have been fortunate to be a part of the Kenosha community for more than 120 years and it was absolutely critical to support those first responders in our hometown who take care of us, day in and day out,” said Jockey Chairman and CEO Debra S. Waller. “Kenosha is our home, it is our family, and we will always do whatever we can to support the community that means so much to us.”

The company is also starting to manufacture Tier 3 Isolation gowns with the goal of donating 250,000 of them to high-priority medical facilities and testing sites across the nation.

Further, Jockey is donating 10,000 units of scrubs to front-line doctors and nurses at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, which has been transformed into a temporary hospital to handle patient overflow from COVID-19.