Last year, the UAW and Ford partnered to combat the shortage of personal protective equipment and medical supplies across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UAW members volunteered to return to work in order to produce masks, ventilators, and other supplies to combat the spread of the virus. Since then, the partnership has provided 120 million masks to first responders, schools, local governments and organizations across the country. In addition, they have distributed 22.5 million face shields, 50,000 ventilators, 32,000 respirators and 1.6 million isolation gowns. This equipment continues to protect essential workers and communities across the country. We applaud the UAW members who helped to make it happen.
Check out these tweets from people across the country who have been impacted by these donations:
— Tereza Fritz (@tereza_fritz) February 23, 2021
Thank you to Ford Motor Co. Bflo Stamping Plant & UAW Amalgamated Local 897 for donating 13,000 face masks! Thanks also to @Wegmans (Dick Rd.) for donating reusable bags to our @ParentChildPlus team to help them deliver books & toys to families as we start the year remotely. pic.twitter.com/fmJhIThtel
— Jericho Road Community Health Center (@JRCHCBuffaloNY) October 23, 2020
We want to say a big thank you to our friends at @Ford Motor Company for donating these quality face masks to the @kyhumane shelter team! It was wonderful meeting you yesterday and we’re so grateful for the gift. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/OPm8DSdepG
— KY Humane Society (@kyhumane) March 11, 2021
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