Spotlight: Green Standards Donates Furniture to RAIN for COVID Research

As Earth Month kicks off, we wanted to feature non-profit life science innovation hub, RAIN Incubator in Tacoma who used furniture donated by Green Standards to create a lab specifically for COVID-19 related pandemic research. Not only does this partnership keep furniture and equipment in use and out of the landfill, but it also helps organizations like RAIN continue to do their essential work, while helping other non-profits work from home.

RAIN receives furniture donations to help with COVID research

RAIN Director of Finance and Operations, Rebekah Ryan, tells us “We aren’t closed. In fact, we are working more than ever due to the pandemic. RAIN is “essential” because of the COVID-19 research we have been doing.”

RAIN’s head researcher is a virologist and their founder is an expert in infectious disease and they saw this coming early on. “We paused all of our program work and pivoted to 100% coronavirus research five or six weeks ago!” says Rebekah.

The furniture donated through Green Standards has enabled RAIN to support government health agencies and our local medical facilities during this Pandemic. We were able to quickly convert an office space into a working laboratory dedicated to COVID-19 research and the development of assays to determine at risk areas in our community. The desks and chairs that were replaced by GS donations would not have been usable in a lab setting and we would not have been in a position to make such a critical impact both locally and globally.

Rebekah Ryan at RAIN Incubator


About RAIN Incubator

RAIN Incubator Turns Students into Scientists | Promega Connections

RAIN Incubator is a non-profit life science innovation hub growing companies, jobs, and talent in Biotech for Tacoma.

RAIN’s mission is to facilitate the growth of the Life Science and Tech industries in Tacoma. RAIN tackles this through providing accessible hands-on educational experiences for Tacoma’s students, empowering life science start-ups and small businesses, and executing pivotal research in their downtown Tacoma, Washington location.



About Green Standards

Capturing Value In Workplace Change

Green Standards has spent the last decade developing rigorous practices and global networks that deliver optimal value from workplace decommissioning. Our enterprise program measures and maximizes ESG performance while virtually eliminating landfill waste. A partner to the world’s largest organizations, Green Standards enables the efficient and ethical redistribution of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) during times of workplace change.

Media Contact: Marc Borins, 1-855-632-8036


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