Gearbox Software launched a fundraiser in partnership with international humanitarian organizations Direct Relief to provide aid including personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical workers leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what you need to know about the Gearbox Software healthcare initiative
The project gives millions of video gamers stuck in their homes across the globe a chance to support something important, like ongoing emergency healthcare efforts.
When individuals make a donation of at least $5.00 to Direct Relief on GearboxLoot, they will receive a SHiFT Code allowing them to unlock a digital mask for their characters in Borderlands 3. The donations will go directly to Direct Relief and be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals.
Randy Pitchford, founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company had the following to say regarding the matter:
This is an opportunity for us to use our platform for good and help those directly fighting the pandemic. We’re all inspired every day by the sacrifices that healthcare workers are making. So let’s have their backs while they are helping save lives.
Thanks to Randy Pitchford, the entire Gearbox team, and all the Borderlands fans for their support. This campaign and these contributions are coming at a critical time in the pandemic. While states are opening, we continue to see surges in the spread of Coronavirus and there is still a need to provide PPE for frontline healthcare workers. Direct Relief is deeply grateful to Gearbox for its partnership.
Direct Relief has spearheaded efforts to protect communities from the spread of COVID-19. In addition to delivering PPE and critical care medications to healthcare workers, they are also supporting nonprofits, public health agencies, and businesses in the U.S. and around the globe with equipment distribution efforts.
Let us know what you think about this healthcare initiative by Gearbox Software and whether or not you are interested in getting these in-game masks for Borderlands 3.