Help us get American-made masks to our frontline warriors

Help us get American-made masks to our frontline warriors - Nine Line Apparel

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. 


  • Desirie koch

    Hi. I am Desirie Koch. My husband and I work for a manufacturing company that make Adult continent products. Due to the Covid 19 we have to start wearing masks. The company we work for offered us a gartor style mask. Now, they are nice if you work outside, but we work inside a building and it’s 81 degrees and the humidity is 76.8. Dones Nineline have an masks that may work for me and my teammates? Any for sale? We’d like to support an American business because we are an American business. Thanks for all you do and are continuing to do.

    Desirie Koch
    Avis, Pennsylvania

  • Joyce Lockyer

    I would like to purchase one for my son in law, a cop on St Simons Island, Ga

  • Jonathan Seltzer

    Hello, I do not currently need to purchase a mask but was wondering if it was possible to donate the cost of the mask so that someone that truly needs it can get one.

  • Matt Sutton

    Love the program basis! I will definitely be buying a few to outfit my employees (electrical, plumbing and hvac service) as well as my family members. I ask that you consider Mobile Life Support Services, a private ambulance company servicing multiple counties in the Hudson valley area of New York. Their personnel are currently using reusing their N95 masks for up to 2 weeks at a time. Today I gave one their crews a box of masks that I have kept for emergency use (old stock that I kept on hand before the pandemic for regular dust protection at work) as they need them way more than myself right now (I am also a volunteer firefighter who runs EMS calls)

  • ReBecca JC Hackett

    My husband and I are part of a volunteer rescue squad which covers 2 towns, as well as ER nurse and paramedic in 2 different hospitals. These masks would be very helpful for our rescue squad if they were available and approved by the FDA.

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