Behind the Scenes

Our Response to COVID-19

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We all must do our part to aid and protect and support our communities amid the pandemic—here’s how Revant is helping.

With the inspired leadership of our CEO, Jason Bolt, everyone at Revant Optics is doing their part to help the selfless heroics of hospital and healthcare workers on the front-lines of the pandemic.

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been hearing about the heroic efforts of our frontline workers around the world to help fight the virus. For Revant Optics, combating the virus has hit close to home—the wife of Jason Bolt is an emergency room physician assistant at a hospital in Portland, OR. The hospital was quickly running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) and did not have a reliable resource for restocking.

It quickly became clear, that we could activate our supply chain partners to help produce and rapidly source desperately needed PPE.

GOAL: 1000+ PPE Kits from FDA-Approved Factories in 20 Days

On March 30th, Jason put out a challenge to our supply chain team to source 1000+ highest-quality full personal protection equipment (PPE) kits—goggles, masks, and isolation gowns—to give to medical professionals in the Portland area in 20 days. 

So, with that mission in mind, we got to work. While we didn’t quite hit the 20-day goal, Revant was happily able to source and donate 900 full kits from FDA approved factories to hospital workers in the Pacific Northwest by early April. Delivering those supplies not only helped those who needed it most, it also gave us a sense of purpose that we could make a difference and help our community in a very challenging situation.

Healthcare workers with PPE provided by Revant

We are telling this story with the hope that we will inspire others to take action in whatever way you can. One of our values at Revant is to “create community.” This was our way of living out that value in the current environment. We were equally inspired by the large companies that rapidly retooled their production lines to create masks as well as the individuals that stayed up late nights sewing cloth masks at their dinner tables.

We are all in this together. We will emerge stronger with a deeper sense of purpose, community, and a renewed commitment to helping each other.

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