We are so grateful to our Crossfit hosts. Owner Alan Smith has generously donated his space to allow us to increase production capacity in a safe, properly-distanced environment. I think the Crossfitters' energy has remained and given our volunteers some extra vigor and vitality.
Check out this awesome video and the numbers of shields produced, assembled and delivered so far!
Here's what we all accomplished this week
We had yet another fantastic week of shield assembly this week. Our dedicated volunteers worked hard to bring our total completed shields to 25,550. I am in awe of everyone who has come to help make this possible, and so grateful to Faith Michaels, Jeremy at JK Automotive Designs, BTC, and Crossfit for partnering with us to get this equipment to those who need it.
These organizations received shields this week.
Boston Medical Center Justice Resource Institute New York Hospitals Care New England COVID Advocacy Group of MA Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Navaho IHS/BWH Indian Reservation, Arizona MGH Center Interdisciplinary Du Sommeil, France Private Home Care Services Boston Heathcare For The Homeless Salem Hospital Dana Farber Tewksbury Hospital Cape Cod Hospital Hospice Of The Good Shepherd Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board Inc. Piedmont Neuman Stoneham Bank The Neville Center St. Elizabeths Hospital BI Deaconess Emergency Room Professional Healthcare SVC Continuum Care Hospice Of MA Art of Care Right At Home
Jafuta Foundation, Zimbabwe
Andover Comprehensive Dental Care
Brown Emergency Medicine (The Miriam Hospital)
And we could not do this without our amazing drivers. There’s no better feeling than packing a sprinter van full of face shields!
Back to business early next week!
We will be resuming assembly at the beginning of next week. For those of you who have already volunteered (thank you), you will receive a sign up email as soon as we know when the delivery of plastic will come. If you haven’t volunteered yet and would like to participate, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be sure you will receive the sign up email as well.
Keep smiling and enjoy the nice weather this weekend,