AAHOA Lifetime Member Nikunj (Nikki) Shah began a new COVID-19 Mask Donation
initiative with the help of his clients, friends, and family members. “Every single day the numbers are getting worse, the shortages are getting worse, and I just know what these medical people are going through on the front lines without equipment,” Nikki said. For him it was personal. He knew many people, including his sister, who were working with little to no personal protective equipment (PPE).
“One mask can save the life of the person wearing the mask and can also save the lives of all those people that come in contact with that one person. We care about every single one of you, you all matter very much to all of us, so we will try to get as many masks as we can,” Nikki said.
The group spread the word through friends and social media and began collecting donations through Facebook and phone calls. Hundreds joined the movement and volunteered to help in different ways. In 14 days, the initiative raised $91,865 and donated to more than 204 organizations.
Thanks to Nikki, friends and family, clients, and hundreds of others who have made a direct impact on the lives of so many. Thank you for embodying what it means to be #AAHOASTRONG.