The SoCal Makers Covid-19 Response Team is fiscally backed by Hack+, a 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 81-1543325. Contributions through Donorbox are tax deductible.

4/9/2020

4/9/2020

Our team now has a more official title: The SoCal Makers Covid Response Team! Our creative volunteers have contributed their artistic talents to help produce a logo, which will start appearing on our hospital delivery boxes in the form of stickers and other mediums. A website is also in work, which will streamline communications and provide better sources of information about the project than these daily GoFundMe updates.

If you thought toilet paper was hard to find, you should see of growing scarcity of transparency sheets! Thanks to this GoFundMe, we bought up what we could find to ensure we could keep producing face shields as quickly as possible. When the supply of transparencies ran out on Amazon and other online retailers, we went straight to the manufacturer! Tomorrow I’m awaiting a bulk order of 4000 sheets, which will make an incredible impact for weeks to come as we move towards “The Peak” in the Los Angeles area. Besides the ordering, local school districts and neighbors (through the NextDoor app) have stepped up to brush off their old packs of transparency sheets to donate to this project.

Featured today are two of our hard-working volunteers: Aaron is one of the earliest team members to join the project, and is pictured actively assembling shields for a big donation to Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita tomorrow.
Dika (camera shy) has been driving around the entire LA area collecting frames and visors, recruiting a ton of students to help assemble shields, and making deliveries of hundreds of shields to our growing hospital list. Greak job, Dika!

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