Updated: Apr 24
UMB Bank, Next Move Inc. team up to provide N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers. Just announced: today we received 100, N95 respirator masks gifted to us by UMB Bank to be distributed to healthcare workers across our organization. The donation is in response to the nationwide shortage of masks due to the coronavirus health crisis.
From making sure nurses have proper personal protective equipment to securing two weeks of pay should a nurse need to be quarantined while on assignment, Next Move Inc. has been working to tirelessly to ensure our nurses are taken care of when it comes to COVID-19. As you may recall, just last week, John Heymach, Clinical Operations Partner at Next Move (and also a practicing nurse) spearheaded a project to donate a couple thousand mask bands to nurses in the Kansas City area. For more than a century, UMB has delivered comprehensive banking services and asset management across its eight-state footprint and national presence. The foundation of UMB’s business is building and maintaining full-service relationships based on a long-standing commitment to integrity and quality. “We believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the communities we serve,” said Matt Howe, senior vice president, director of credit for capital finance at UMB. “We are committed to being a strong community partner by investing our time, resources and talent to organizations and issues that matter to us, so we were excited to make the shipment of N95 respirator masks to Next Move.” The N95 mask is an absolute necessity to defend healthcare workers against the novel coronavirus. These highly protective face masks help to stop the spread of infection from patient to healthcare worker. Because the coronavirus has spread so quickly in recent weeks, the U.S. is struggling to keep up with the increased demand for these masks. On April 2, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require the U.S.’s only manufacturer of N95 masks (3M) to increase production. About UMB UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF) is a financial services company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. UMB offers commercial banking, which includes comprehensive deposit, lending and investment services, personal banking, which includes wealth management and financial planning services, and institutional banking, which includes asset servicing, corporate trust solutions, investment banking, and healthcare services. UMB operates branches throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas, and serves business and institutional clients nationwide. For more information, visit UMB.com, UMB Blog, UMB Facebook and UMB LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter at @UMBBank. For information about UMB’s operations, approach and relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit umb.com/COVID-19.