Help us get American-made masks to our frontline warriors

Help us get American-made masks to our frontline warriors

From our founding, our company mission statement was to honor the sacrifices made daily by the men and women in uniform, whether they wear the uniform of police, firefighters, health care professionals or warfighters, and inspire every American to be a patriot.

Our company was named Nine Line, a term known throughout the military as a call for help because we wanted to make sure those who have served – and are serving - knew they always have a voice and a lifeline in their hour of need.

Now, those who are serving this nation on the frontlines of the battle against the spread of the coronavirus need America’s help more than ever. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply and we’ve joined the fight to solve this critical shortage.

With a team of designers, doctors, engineers and other manufacturers, Nine Line has developed the Homeland American Made Personal Protection (AMPP) mask. It’s a patent-pending, injection molded, 100 percent American-made protective mask. And it’s reusable. Each mask comes with a 10-pack of pre-cut, replaceable filter material.

“Three short weeks ago, our coalition had an idea and the motivation to make a difference,” said Tyler Merritt, founder and CEO of Nine Line Apparel. “We’ve invested millions of dollars toward the accelerated development and testing of this mask system, and we’re excited to finally get it into the hands of those in need.”

Nine Line’s coalition is in the process of applying for expedited FDA approval to validate the efficacy of the mask and filtration system. But in the meantime, Merritt believes enough in the product to deploy it to those he cares about most: his mother, a nurse battling COVID-19 on the frontlines and his father, an at-risk as cancer survivor.

He believes that the Homeland AMPP Mask is a “better solution than any of the other non-FDA approved devices currently flooding the market with false claims of effectiveness.”

Merritt continues, "we've put our heart and soul into doing this the right way - teaming with leading engineers, filtration experts, and health care professionals to develop a rapidly scalable American made solution. I hope we (as a country) learn from this and never outsource the manufacturing of PPE ever again.”  

With the first masks now coming off production lines, we’re supporting the healthcare, first responder, and military communities with our “Masks for Heroes” initiative.

For every mask purchased, Nine Line will donate an additional mask to the service sectors in need. Our goal is to donate 1,000 masks in the next two weeks.

We believe our Homeland AMPP Mask is the sustainable, scalable, American-made solution to the United States’ reliance on foreign-produced PPE. But we need your help to make it happen.

Help us support Americans battling coronavirus on the front lines and join our Masks for Heroes now. 


40 comments


  • M Stillson

    I live on big island Hawaii VOG is bad and I looking for a mask to help with the gases and ash ? Do you feel like your mask would help me ?


  • Sean Hall

    Hoping you soon will get N95 NIOSH approval this mask is awesome. Wear this when I work in the ER, can wear comfortably for 12 hours


  • Larry Phillips

    ER frontline worker here. Just sayin thanks for your support would love to represent your mask in my ER


  • Matt WHite

    I am a front lone worker and have been trying to get one of these masks since you came out with them. As a truck driver I have to wear something at all times when delivering good for Walmart/Sams Club… plz help


  • Joseph Noble

    We are so impressed with your efforts to support first responders in the midst of this pandemic. How do we get on the list to be considered for your protective masks? We are a small, 100% volunteer fire and rescue agency in Eastern North Carolina and would be grateful to be considered. We have 32 members and we are seeking protection. Thank you for all that you are doing in service to support America’s first responders with quality, American made and engineered protective equipment!


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