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Thanks to our generous donors, Southern California health care facilities have received critical supplies to provide treatment to those infected with COVID-19.
 

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LoVLA serves as a resource linking hospitals and health care agencies with much-needed PPE during this global health crisis. Get the latest news here about LoVLA.
 

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Medical service providers, companies with essential workers, as well as traditional and non-traditional suppliers of PPE, and those interested in making donations are encouraged to join the LoVLA effort.
 

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Timeline

March 31, 2020 • Mayor Garcetti names Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka the Chief Logistics Officer for the City of Los Angeles.

April 7, 2020 • Mayor Garcetti and Chief Logistics Officer Seroka announce Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) and the launch of LoVLA.org, a website dedicated to matching available medical supplies with health care providers in need.

April 17, 2020 • Apple Inc. donates 160,000 face shields through the Apple Giving program to assist in L.A.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 20, 2020 • Operation USA donates 8,000 medical isolation gowns that were delivered to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center to help treat COVID-19 patients.

April 29, 2020 • Mayor Garcetti and LoVLA announce an agreement with Honeywell to purchase 24 million N95 masks as part of a City stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE).​

May 20, 2020 • Harbor Freight Tools donates more than 11,000 pieces of PPE that will be distributed to various local health and medical facilities.

May 28, 2020 • Mayor Garcetti welcomes the delivery of the first part of a larger order of 24 million N95 masks purchased by the City from Honeywell for doctors, nurses, firefighters, and first responders.​

May 28, 2020 • Shipping line CMA CGM donates 200,000 face masks that will replenish the City's stockpile and support frontline port workers.

July 1, 2020 • YS Media Agency, Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles and Nippon Express donate 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer; Toyota Motor North America donates 1,000 face shields. 

August 13, 2020 • The Port of Los Angeles and California Manufacturers & Technology Association sign a Memorandum of Understanding to further streamline the supply and provision of PPE.

August 31, 2020 • The Port of Los Angeles, LoVLA and CMA CGM donate 75,000 masks to United Farm Workers for farm workers who continue to work outdoors amid the pandemic, wildfire smoke and extreme heat.

October 9, 2020 • CMA CGM sends emergency supplies and shipping containers to Los Angeles Fire Department and the counties of Fresno and Madera to support efforts to contain the California Wildfires.

November 18, 2020 • CMA CGM donates 2,000 turkeys to Los Angeles families and 300 prepared meals to three Harbor Area homeless shelters for the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
August 19, 2021 •  LoVLA distributes its 10 millionth piece of PPE. To date, LoVLA has distributed more than 10.2 million units of PPE — N95 masks, gloves, face shields and other critical items — to nearly 250 organizations. 

Naming LoVLA


The name Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) was inspired by the U.S. Merchant Marine Victory class of cargo ships.
 
Built during World War II, Victory and Liberty ships were cargo ships that came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output, transporting cargo and materials in support of Allied war effort.
 
Victory ships had a more modern design compared to the earlier Liberty ships, and were slightly larger with powerful steam turbine engines. A total of 531 Victory and 2,710 Liberty ships were built nationwide. During World War II, both of these ship types were built on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles, which temporarily ceased cargo operations in order to support the nation’s war efforts.
 
Today, the Port of Los Angeles is home to the SS Lane Victory, a rare surviving Victory ship that was built at the Port in 1945. A cargo ship used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1990 and is now a museum on the LA Waterfront.