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It started with a WhatsApp message
from Hong Kong to Chicago

Early in the summer of 2020,  Kenneth Kwok, founder of Hong Kong-based PPE company FamilyMaskHK, messaged his longtime friend Kevin Hauswirth with a simple ask: “Will you help us donate masks to community organizations on the front lines?” Kenneth was painfully aware of the shortages in the United States and wanted to help, but needed an on-the-ground partner.

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