The Masked Heroes Initiative (MHI) is a nonprofit charity based in Orange County, California. Many of us graduated from Valencia High School (Placentia, California) and are current college students from several universities across California, such as USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, CSUF, Cal Poly Pomona, and more. We collect donations that are used to order masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to send to hospitals and healthcare centers. As more COVID-19 cases occur each day, these medical centers see increased shortages of the supplies they need to treat patients as well as protect themselves.
MHI was founded on the principles to serve and protect the community during this pandemic. Donating masks to hospitals, we have helped make sure the protectors of our modern society stay safe during the pandemic. So far, we have donated over 24,100 masks to various causes listed below. The ultimate goal of our organization is to uphold the powerful messages and beliefs of our community while ensuring their safety as best as we can during the pandemic.
Masked Heroes Initiative sends representatives to local peaceful protests for racial equality to give masks to protestors, ensuring they can protest safely.
June 3rd, 2020
"While others were protesting, Placentia resident Jay Kim-Turner walked around handing people masks.
He just finished his first year at UC Berkeley but was home early because of COVID-19. In April, he and seven of his friends, many of them from Valencia High School, started a GoFundMe called Masked Heroes Initiative, where they’ve raised $1,355 so far in order to buy masks to donate to local hospitals."
Read the full article on MHI and the protest here.
Several graduates of Valencia High School in Placentia founded the @maskedheroesmhi which provides masks and PPE to healthcare workers in #LA & #OC. It's another example of #CA39 residents going above and beyond to help their community during this crisis. https://t.co/25KzUuHqzy— Rep. Gil Cisneros (@RepGilCisneros) August 20, 2020
|The Pavilion at Sunny Hills||Fullerton, California||2000 masks|
|ActivCare Living Residential Memory Care||Yorba Linda, California||700 masks|
|West Anaheim Active Care||Anaheim, California||800 masks|
|UC Irvine Medical Center||Orange, California||1000 masks|
|Orange County Ophthalmology Medical Group||Garden Grove, California||100 masks|
|St. Jude Heritage Medical Group Urgent Care||Fullerton, California||300 masks|
|Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protests||Irvine, Placentia, and Yorba Linda, California||50 masks|
|Zion Lutheran Church||Anaheim, California||700 masks|
|Anaheim Healthcare Center||Anaheim, California||1200 masks|
|Sun Mar Nursing Center||Anaheim, California||600 masks|
|Anaheim Terrace Care Center||Anaheim, California||600 masks|
|Salvation Army Anaheim Emergency Shelter||Anaheim, California||1,200 masks|
|Blue Jasmine Villa||Irvine, California||200 masks & 4 bottles hand sanitizer|
|Coventry Court Health Center||Anaheim, California||200 masks & 4 bottles hand sanitizer|
|Anaheim Crest Nursing Center||Anaheim, California||500 masks|
|Mission Palms Healthcare Center||Westminster, California||600 masks|
|Stanley Healthcare Center||Westminster, California||600 masks|
|Caring Family Dentistry||Irvine, California||600 masks|
|Garden Grove Post Acute||Garden Grove, California||600 masks|
|Ventura County Rescue Mission, Lighthouse for Women and Children||Ventura County, California||200 masks|
|NeuroRestorative Congregate Living Facility||Oxnard, California||600 masks|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital||Los Angeles, California||950 masks|
|Harbor-UCLA Medical Center||Los Angeles, California||1000 masks|
|Paul the Barber in Westwood||Los Angeles, California||250 masks|
|Brentview Urgent Care||Los Angeles, California||600 masks|
|Los Angeles Community Hospital||Los Angeles, California||600 masks|
|Zakhor Dental Group||Los Angeles, California||600 masks|
|Phillips Ranch Pharmacy||Pomona, California||600 masks|
|Chinatown Service Center||Los Angeles, California||600 masks|
|Riverside Free Clinic||Riverside, California||600 masks|
|Bayberry Skilled Nursing & Healthcare Center||Concord, California||600 masks|
|People's Park||Berkeley, California||200 vinyl gloves & 800 disinfectant wipes|
|Southeast Asian Community Center||San Francisco, California||600 masks|
|Filipino Community Center||San Francisco, California||600 masks|
|Tulane University Medical Center||New Orleans, Louisiana||1000 masks|
|Medical City McKinney||McKinney, Texas||600 masks|
|UC San Diego Health Frontiers in Tijuana||Tijuana, Mexico||600 masks|