A Heartfelt Contribution to First Responders

Tyler Merritt – photo: D. Paul Graham

 

A Heartfelt Contribution to First Responders 

SAVANNAH, Ga. (April 23, 2020) – Nine Line Apparel and Harris Lowry Manton LLP recently joined forces to donate 1,000 protective masks to Savannah-area first responders serving on the front line of the battle against the spread of the coronavirus. Organizations receiving the mask donations include the Savannah Fire Department, Savannah Police Department, Chatham EMS, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Chatham County Police Department.

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Jessica Kylee of Nine Line Apparel welcomes guests to the Masks for Heroes press release.

 

The donation is part of Nine Line’s new “Masks for Heroes” initiative, a campaign focused on donating American-made protective masks to essential workers in the healthcare, first responder and military communities.

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Sheriff John Wilcher and Parla Parker from the Sheriff Department attend the press release.

 

“We’ve been working with the best scientists, the best engineers and the best distributors to make the best masks possible,” said Nine Line Apparel founder and CEO Tyler Merritt. “We have a viable, scalable, U.S.-made solution. I’m extremely proud to help our first responders here in Savannah.”

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Nine Line CEO and Masks for Heroes partner Tyler Merritt speaks about the American Made Personal Protective (AMPP) masks, which will be donated to Savannah-area first responders.

 

The innovative, heavy-duty mask, which is made in the United States, is currently undergoing FDA approval. Nine Line developed the mask to help solve the current Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage in the United States. 

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Local first responders listen in on the details of the newly created American Made Personal Protective (AMPP) masks.

 

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Assistant Chielf William Handy, Battalion Chief Jack McCutchen and Captain J. Croslen practice safe social distancing during the press release today.

 

“We’re glad we can play a part in helping out and making these masks available to first responders who need them,” said Steve Lowry, a founding partner at Harris Lowry Manton LLP and partner in the Masks for Heroes initiative. “We believe that first responders are truly the backbone of our community and want them to help keep them safe.”

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Harris Lowry Manton, LLP and Fellow Masks for Heroes partner Steve Lowry shares his thoughts on the Masks for Heroes campaign.

 

“As first responders, we are facing many challenges during this pandemic and one of the biggest problems we’re facing is the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment,” said Savannah Fire Department Chief Derek Minard. “With the development of this mask, we will be able to help us stretch our resources for our various agencies. We’re extremely grateful.”

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Fire Chief Derik Minard shares his appreciation for the creation and donation of the masks to first responders.

 

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Assistant Chief S. Price shows her support for the Masks for the Heroes campaign by picking up a Harris Lowry Manton hat.

 

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South magazine Publisher, Michael Brooks, bumps elbows between brothers Tyler and Danny Merritt after the press release.

 

To purchase a Nine Line mask and for more information,  go to https://www.ninelineapparel.com/collections/masks