Gearbox Software has launched a new initiative to support the healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is a fundraiser in partnership with the international humanitarian organization Direct Relief. It aims to provide protective equipment and other aid to medical workers around the globe as they continue battling the virus. And, with the Gearbox partnership, donating to Direct Relief will now become more than just good deed. It will also score you a digital face mask for your Vault Hunter in Borderlands 3.
As the world struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, healthcare workers continue to put themselves at risk. Many gamers have the means to assist but don’t know how to make a meaningful contribution.
“This is an opportunity for us to use our platform for good and help those directly fighting the pandemic,” said Randy Pitchford, founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company. “So let’s have their backs while they are helping save lives.”
How to donate and get your Borderlands 3 face mask
Donating just $5 to Direct Relief will earn you the Borderlands 3 face mask. You can wear this on all your characters to show your support for the cause in-game. Just visit GearboxLoot.com to donate. The money goes straight to Direct Relief – Gearbox will never see or touch any of the donations. And it will immediately deliver your cosmetic item to you via a SHiFT Code.
“This campaign and these contributions are coming at a critical time in the pandemic,” said Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief. “While states are opening, we continue to see surges in the spread of Coronavirus and there is still a need to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) for frontline healthcare workers. Direct Relief is deeply grateful to Gearbox for its partnership.”
Direct Relief isn’t just delivering protective equipment and medication to healthcare workers on the frontline. It also supports nonprofit organizations, public health agencies, and businesses around the globe with equipment distribution efforts.