The ABQ Exchange

“[Some] believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love”

– Gandalf

An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit Trilogy

How it works:

Basic Concept: Submit a request or contribution and someone in the community will answer. Products will then be exchanged or given and posted in Transactions. All of these contributions are free.

Please review our Liability Statement before you submit a request, so that when you click submit, you understand our terms and agreement.

Step by Step:

  1. Submit a form (below or in How to Submit) with a request or a contribution
    • Example:
      • johndoe@example.com: I need three masks.
    • Your comment will be reviewed and then posted under Live Transactions (below or in Transactions) with your email within 24 hours.
  2. Another person submits a form with either the products requested or the products needed
    • Example:
      • nancycase@sample.com: I have three masks.
  3. Exchange
    • There are two ways the exchange can be carried out:
      1. Write in the request or contribution form that you would like to go through this website
        • Example:
          • I have three masks and I would like the website to deliver them.
        • The website will then contact you directly on where to leave the masks and where to pick them up.
      2. Receive an email from the website that gives you the contact information of the person who needs the product and directly get in touch with them.
        • Example:
          • Please meet me at the Walmart on 2701 Carlisle Blvd NE at 10:30am on Saturday by the curbside pickup section.
  4. After receiving the products, please submit another form saying that you have collected the requested necessities and the transaction will be posted under Completed Transactions (below or in Transactions).

Let’s Start!

Submit a form

  • Fill out your name (optional)
    • If you feel uncomfortable having either your first name and/or your last name posted, leave that out
  • Fill out your email (Non-personal email address required)
    • If you feel uncomfortable having your email address posted, submit it in the form so that the website has a way to contact you and then write in the Preference section that you would like to be posted under Anonymous
  • Fill out your phone number (optional)
    • If you feel that your phone is better for contacting you, fill this section out
    • If you think the email will be fine, leave the Phone Number section blank
    • If you feel uncomfortable having your phone number posted, but it is still the preferred way of contact, write your preference in the Preference section
  • Fill out Request or Contribution (required)
    • You must fill out either your free contribution to anyone in the community or a request for certain supplies
    • If you are an individual requesting masks for yourself, please do not ask for more than 7 masks per week
    • If you are an individual requesting for masks on behalf of an institution such as
      • The ABQ Police Department
      • Presbyterian Hospital
      • The ABQ Fire Department
      • Or any local hospital
    • We will gladly provide you with the number of masks you are asking for if you can provide us with a legitimate email address
  • Fill out your preferences
    • Put down all your preferences in the Preferences section and we will take care of it

Now all you have to do is wait for a response!

All products will be sprayed with alcohol and handled with nitrile gloves in delivery.

Live Transactions

Requests

Chun Chen (email Anonymous) on behalf of Presbyterian Hospital requests as many surgical and N95 masks as possible (supplies have reached a critical level)

Traci Jastrzemski (email Anonymous) on behalf of UNM Neurology requests as many surgical and N95 masks as possible

Hongchao Liu on behalf of UNM Hospital Pharmacy requests as many homemade masks with a filter compartment as possible

HopeWorks (Saint Martin’s Hospitality Center) (Email: info@hopeworksnm.org ) requests 40 homemade masks

Albuquerque Heading Home (Phone: (505) 344-2323) requests 50 homemade masks

Contributions

Kate Alcalde (email Anonymous) has 15 ear savers

Completed Transactions

Total Number of Masks Exchanged: 8729

06/05/20

20 N95 Masks, 25 KN95 Masks, 100 Surgical Masks, 58 Cans of Food, 4 Packets of Non-Perishable Food Items, and 2 Packs of Water

  • Albuquerque Academy Navajo Nation Collection Drive (June 5th from 3pm-5pm, June 6th from 9am-12pm, and June 7th from 3pm-5pm) requested non-perishable food items, bottled water, cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, feminine hygiene supplies, paper products, dog food, cat food, livestock food, disposable masks and cloth/fabric masks, and PPE materials
  • Annie Alsup contributed 100 surgical masks, Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co Ltd. contributed 20 N95 and 15 KN95 masks, Niannian Modisette contributed 10 KN95 Masks, and Melinda Modisette contributed 58 cans of food, 4 packets of non-perishable food items, and 2 packs of water

05/10/20

400 N95 Masks

  • Chun Chen on behalf of Presbyterian Hospital requested as many N95 masks as possible
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 400 N95 masks

05/09/20

50 N95 Masks, 200 Surgical Masks, 34 Homemade Masks, and 16 Cans of Food

  • Jean Mariner (email Anonymous) on behalf of the Navajo Nation requested as many masks and non-perishable food items as possible
  • Kate Alcalde (email Anonymous) contributed 34 homemade masks (to be distributed to people rurally), Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 100 surgical masks and 50 N95 masks and Annie Alsup contributed 100 surgical masks (for the medical center in Chinle and a medical center in Tuba City), and Niannian Modisette contributed 16 cans of food

05/02/20

30 Ear Savers and 1 Homemade Mask

  • Chun Chen on behalf of Presbyterian Downtown Hospital requested 30 ear savers and 1 homemade mask for the Mother/Baby Care Unit
  • Maile Maldonado (email Anonymous) contributed 30 ear savers and Kate Alcalde (email Anonymous) contributed 1 homemade mask

04/29/20

200 Surgical Masks

  • Dr. Soisson (email Anonymous) requested 200 surgical masks to send to Malawi
  • Annie Alsup (email Anonymous) contributed 200 surgical masks

04/25/20

50 KN95 Masks and 50 Surgical Masks

  • Dr. Ronnie Du from Sudbury Dental Smile Center (Email: Ronniedmd2004@yahoo.com, Phone: (978)443-0801) requested 50 KN95 masks and 50 surgical masks for emergency use
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 50 KN95 masks and Annie Alsup (email Anonymous) contributed 50 surgical masks

04/22/20

500 Surgical Masks

  • Victoria (email Anonymous) requested 500 surgical masks
  • Annie Alsup (email Anonymous) contributed 500 surgical masks

04/19/20

20 Ear Savers

  • Chun Chen on behalf of Presbyterian Downtown Hospital requested 20 ear savers for the Mother/Baby Care Unit
  • Maile Maldonado (email Anonymous) contributed 20 ear savers

3 Surgical Masks

  • Meifen Zhao requested 3 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 3 surgical masks

10 Surgical Masks

  • Tongsheng Zhang requested 10 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 10 surgical masks

04/15/20

5520 Surgical Masks, 155 KN95 Masks, and 28 N95 Masks

  • Larry Perea (email Anonymous) on behalf of Presbyterian Hospital requested as many surgical and N95 masks as possible
  • Jinlian Tu (email Anonymous) contributed 2000 surgical masks, Li Mao (email Anonymous) contributed 2000 surgical masks, Hui Chen (email Anonymous) contributed 25 KN95 masks and 120 surgical masks, Annie Alsup (email Anonymous) contributed 1000 surgical masks, Jesse Sanchez (email Anonymous) contributed 400 surgical masks and 20 N95 masks, Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 130 KN95 masks, and David Modisette contributed 8 N95 masks

04/13/20

5 Surgical Masks

  • Kim Friedland (email Anonymous) requested 5 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 5 surgical masks

04/07/20

30 Surgical Masks

  • Sheri (email Anonymous) on behalf of Ultramain Systems (Phone: (505)828-9000) requested 30 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 30 surgical masks

04/06/20

150 Surgical Masks

  • La Vida Llena (Phone: (505) 293-4001) requested 150 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 150 surgical masks

04/05/20

10 Surgical Masks

  • Cathy (email Anonymous) requested 10 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 10 surgical masks

10 Surgical Masks

  • Jason (email Anonymous) requested 10 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 10 surgical masks

10 Surgical Masks

  • Shweta Gaddam (email Anonymous) requested 10 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 10 surgical masks

04/04/20

300 KN95 Masks and 70 Surgical Masks

  • Chun Chen (email Anonymous) on behalf of Presbyterian Hospital requested as many KN95 and surgical masks as possible
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 300 KN95 masks and Jinlian Tu (email Anonymous) contributed 70 surgical masks

12 Rolls of Toilet Paper and 5 KN95 Masks

  • Margaret (email Anonymous) requested for 12 rolls of toilet paper and 5 KN95 masks
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 5 KN95 masks and David (email Anonymous) contributed 12 rolls of toilet paper

6 Rolls of Toilet Paper and 5 KN95 Masks

  • Patricia (email Anonymous) requested for 6 rolls of toilet paper and 5 KN95 masks
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 5 KN95 masks and David (email Anonymous) contributed 6 rolls of toilet paper

04/03/20

10 KN95 Masks

  • Maureen S. and David (Email: ally.yoda@gmail.com) requested for 10 KN95 masks
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 10 KN95 masks

5 KN95 Masks

  • Norma Beltran (email Anonymous) requested for 5 KN95 masks
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 5 KN95 masks

5 KN95 and 20 Surgical Masks

  • Eddie Beltran (email Anonymous) on behalf of the Superior Ambulance Service (Phone: (505) 247-8840, Email: info@superior-nm.com) requested for 5 KN95 masks and 20 surgical masks
  • Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 5 KN95 masks and Jinlian Tu (email Anonymous) contributed 20 surgical face masks

25 KN95 and 50 Surgical Masks

  • Traci Jastrzemski (email Anonymous) on behalf of UNM Neurology requested 25 KN95 masks and 50 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 50 surgical masks and Kecheng Xu (email Anonymous) from Heibei Pharma-Ray Co, Ltd contributed 25 KN95 masks

60 Surgical Masks

  • UNM Police requested 60 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 60 surgical masks

03/30/20

450 Surgical Masks

  • Chun Chen (email Anonymous) on behalf of Presbyterian Hospital requested as many surgical and N95 masks as possible
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 450 surgical masks

03/28/20

20 Surgical Masks

  • Salvador Portillo (email Anonymous) requested 20 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 20 surgical masks

10 Surgical Masks

  • Matt Smith (email Anonymous) requested 10 surgical masks
  • Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 10 surgical masks

20 Surgical Masks

  • Scott and Ann Wilson (emails Anonymous) requested 20 surgical masks
  • Jinlian Tu (email Anonymous) contributed 20 surgical masks

1 N95 Mask and 100 Surgical Masks

  • Traci Jastrzemski (email Anonymous) on behalf of UNM Neurology requested 1 N95 mask and 100 surgical masks
  • Chun Chen (email Anonymous) and Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd (Email: support@h2ofloss.com) contributed 1 N95 mask and 100 surgical masks

03/26/20

2 N95 Masks

  • Arthur Vines (email Anonymous) requested 2 N95 masks
  • Chun Chen (email Anonymous) contributed 2 N95 masks
  • Response:
    • “Received 2 masks each 3/26. Thanks a lot! What a wonderful website.”

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