These free 3ply masks have been provided by the Austin Emergency Supply Foundation. AESF provides free masks to small businesses and organizations in Austin that cannot afford masks and sells masks to those who can.
AESF offers three options:
- Buy masks
- Buy masks for yourself and donate masks to others
- Or request free masks if you cannot afford to buy masks
For those who can afford to buy masks, AESF offers 38 cents per mask or 76 cents for the same mask + a free mask for someone else in Austin in need. If you can only afford to buy masks for yourself and pay 38 cents, that’s OK. If you can afford 76 cents, please consider paying more to help others. If you cannot afford to pay for masks at all but are in need, please apply here to receive free masks.
Austin Emergency Supply Foundation (AESF) is a nonprofit foundation created by Austinites to help Austin respond to the pandemic. Jay Sauceda and Ross Epperly from Sauceda Industries have donated their time and helped pull millions of masks and other supplies across the ocean and into a distribution center here in Austin. Some of the masks had to go by boat to Korea and then airplane from there to Austin. The Yacktman Fund, Coon Family Foundation, and others have contributed approximately $3 million to purchase medical supplies for Austin.
If you want to recognize the volunteers at ATXsupply and Sauceda, please mention @atxsupply and @SaucedaHQ on Instagram or Twitter and include a photo of your team with the masks. Posting on social media will also help get the word out to others in need of masks.