Thatch partners with the Ventilator Project to donate critical housing during a time of need

Thatch partners with the Ventilator Project to donate critical housing during a time of need

During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thatch partnered with the Ventilator Project to provide clean and safe housing for the company’s volunteers at the time.

BOSTON, MA – April 2020 – Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, local heroes have emerged in Boston through both collaboration and compassion for the community. The Ventilator Project is a Boston-based nonprofit working to provide a solution to the ventilator shortage around the world. The company, founded by a local robotics entrepreneur, works hard to source ventilator components, consult with industrial designers, medical professionals, and test prototypes through computer simulations.

Thatch had the opportunity to support The Ventilator Project’s mission by providing safe and clean volunteer housing while the team worked tirelessly around the clock to finalize their new ventilator prototype. The volunteers occupied fourteen private rooms which are part of Thatch’s co-living homes in Boston.

Brent Berc, founding partner of Thatch stated: “We’re supporting every cause we can that is relevant. At the time, ventilators were in the news and it seemed like the biggest and best way to help the world. It was the right time and the right place. The Ventilator Project was a conduit for us to help out. We sort of jumped on the bandwagon and we felt really good about it.”

Thatch offers fully-furnished, move-in ready rooms conveniently located in the heart of Boston. Perfect for young professionals, students, and traveling nurses. Thatch also provides options for private or shared baths all with flexible start and end dates.


About Thatch (

In a world where choice and flexibility are at our fingertips, housing has fallen short. Renters are faced with rigid terms and limited options, while builders and landlords capture most of the value. At Thatch, we’re changing that through innovative housing concepts and terms that meet your needs. Whether you need a few nights, a few months, or a few years, Thatch provides a network of choices that brings value back to where it belongs in housing: with the people living there.

About The Ventilator Project (

The Ventilator Project is a non-profit organization that aims to solve the imminent ventilator shortage by utilizing alternative materials to circumvent the medical supply chain and rapidly mass-produce emergency ventilators. Just in the U.S. alone, forecasts show that the COVID-19 pandemic will create a need for approximately 600K ventilators before the end of 2020. Globally, that number is closer to 13 Million. To donate, join us, or follow our progress, visit our website at the link above.

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