How Can We Help Your COVID-19 Fight?
We’re very inspired to see how the technical and DIY community is responding to PPE shortages. Adafruit is producing masks and a number of people have published related projects on Hackster and other project sites. We have had a few inquiries to launch group buys for masks and open respirators. Some concerns we have about that are that we cannot easily validate the quality, source, or effectiveness of these devices so we need to be careful to avoid false promises which could have significant consequences for end-users (and us). This doesn’t mean that we are not willing to host these types of crowd purchase campaigns, but it does mean that a lot of homework and vetting needs to be done by an initiator first. For those who want to primarily help their local community, we do have an “invitation-only” campaign feature so you can restrict participants to who you invite via email. Please reach out for more information about how that works.