Minority Businesses Team Together to Create COVID-19 Employee Safety Kits


As the CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE) Real Estate Brokerage, Advisor & Investor for AmicusBrain—AI for Aging Population, CSO for ZuluTime, Publisher, Connector and a National Speaker, Desirée Patno’s network and wealth of knowledge crosses a vast economic footprint. With three decades specializing in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem and owning her own successful brokerage, she leads her executive team’s expertise of Social Impact, Gender Equality and Access to Capital, and provides personalized consulting services to the Real Estate and Family Office community.

2020vet, Inc., a California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) focused on hiring, developing and retaining military veterans and women, has partnered with Truline and Arbill who have specialized in safety products for over 75 years to offer an affordable COVID-19 Employee Safety Kit manufactured in the U.S. by women business owners that can be personally branded and distributed globally. A portion of the proceeds go to community organizations, such as the NAWRB Foundation and ZuluTime, focused on effectively helping women and veterans as they are disproportionately affected by this crisis.  NAWRB Foundation is thankful to be one of the recipients of this incredible opportunity for nonprofits. 

These are unprecedented times, and our health and safety are at the forefront. As people begin to return to work, how we go about it is crucial in order to alleviate anxiety and foster a better workplace environment. Employees need to know their leadership is proactively doing what they can to protect them, and 2020vet, Inc. is taking the challenge to help them succeed. 

“As a military veteran led company, we understand how important equipping your people with the right gear to fight the good fight is,” states Erica Courtney, MAJ, CEO & President of 2020vet, Inc, who contracted COVID-19 while performing military duties and has fully recovered. “Taking care of the health and safety of our people is paramount in a time of COVID-19 and presents a leadership challenge.  A safety kit can’t defeat the disease, but it can minimize the risk, control infection and it is simply the right thing to do.” 

The COVID-19 Employee Safety Kit, designed in accordance with CDC guidelines, contains: six machine washable gloves, a 2-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer, and three reusable face coverings, which each last for up to 50 washings. Companies can personalize their employee and client safety kits with their own branding. 

To order your Employee Safety Kit, contact Erica Courtney at ecourtney@2020vet.com.

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