HanesBrands collaborated with the Virginia National Guard over Memorial Day weekend to distribute face masks to those in need in Henrico County, Virginia. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands, which participates in the promotional products industry as suppliers Hanes/Champion/ComfortWash (PPAI 191138, S10) and Alternative Apparel (PPAI 217134, S5), provided 50,000 face masks to the Virginia National Guard’s care package program.

Hundreds of volunteers assisted the county and the Virginia National Guard assemble care packages containing washable and reusable three-ply all-cotton Hanes face masks.

“We are proud to be the supplier of face masks needed by Henrico County and transported by the Guard for the care package program,” says Ray Randazzo, business development director at HanesBrands. “Just two months ago, in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, our company pivoted our production capabilities to start making face masks for the first time. We are now quickly helping businesses and organizations meet their needs to reopen safely by supplying millions of masks.”

Legacy Medical Sales and JuMP Medical Supply Co., procurement partners for the Virginia National Guard, worked with HanesBrands to expedite the face mask shipment in a matter of days to assure availability for the Henrico Country event.

The Virginia National Guard is a major contributor to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guard has collected nearly 12,600 samples for COVID-19 testing, performed nearly 1,700 mask fit tests, distributed nearly 60,700 pounds of food and has driven more than 49,000 miles delivering supplies and testing kits to multiple locations across the state.

HanesBrands expects to launch sales of Hanes face masks to consumers online and in leading retail stores within the next several weeks. In addition, the company is supplying the U.S. government with more than 320 million reusable cloth face coverings and more than 20 million reusable long-sleeve medical gowns.