MORE THAN 100 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS REQUEST ONE MILLION UNITS OF CORONAVIRUS-RELATED SUPPLIES IN 24 HOURS.
Local governments are requesting needed supplies and equipment through Municibid Connect – a free program to connect governments with businesses and organizations who have these supplies.
Philadelphia, PA, April 6 – Late last week, Municibid, a leading online auction platform for governments and schools, diverted all resources to launch a free program called “Municibid Connect” to help facilitate a connection between hospitals, first responders, and governments who are in need of coronavirus-related supplies and equipment with businesses and other organizations who might have excess inventory of these items.
Within 24 hours, Municibid has received requests from more than 100 local governments in nine states seeking a combined one million units. PPE and cleaning products are the top requested items, along with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, garbage bags, and various other supplies.
Municibid is calling on businesses to help meet this demand. Municibid Connect gives businesses an easy way to help hospitals, first responders, and governments during this time of need. Even the smallest of quantities will make a big difference. For example, one agency is looking for just 4 cans of Lysol.
“Municibid’s culture is one of problem-solving and entrepreneurship, so we could not simply sit on the sidelines when we can offer our experience, technology and vast network of connections to provide meaningful assistance to state and local governments nationwide,” said Greg Berry, Founder and CEO of Municibid.
Hospitals, first responders, and governments with a need for supplies and equipment, along with businesses and other governments and schools who have excess inventory, should visit www.municibid.com/connect to let Municibid know what supplies are needed and what supplies are available. From there, Municibid will facilitate the connection between the organizations.