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The University of Alabama community has come together to help provide PPE by using 3D-printers. Two groups across three colleges on campus are producing face shields for health care professionals at University Medical Center, DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa and UAB Hospital.
3D printers are working non-stop across north Alabama after a local YouTube star put out a call for help. Over the last few days, 3D printers all over the Tennessee Valley from regular households to the Cook Museum in Decatur are all collaborating to print thousands of 3D parts for face shields.
Caleb Wortham usually uses his 3D printer that he used for cookie designs, now he’s using it to help others during a pandemic
The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), based at the University of Alabama’s Office for Research and Economic Development, is providing direct assistance to small businesses in Alabama in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alabama’s automakers are doing what they can to help fight the coronavirus global pandemic.Toyota’s engine plant in Huntsville engine is producing 7,500 protective face shields for local hospitals.
Hospitals and medical facilities are dealing with a nationwide shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment. After reading about an Indiana hospital asking neighbors to help sew masks, Kathy Green began organizing efforts in Alabama through Facebook.
The coronavirus pandemic is stretching Alabama’s health care system to its limits, with unprecedented needs in level of care and supplies. And several Alabama companies are stepping into the gap with a mixture of initiative and ingenuity.
Seeing the growing demand, Jeff Honea decided to get “in front of the curve” by selling homemade hand sanitizer. For the past few weeks, he’s been selling the precious liquid at Chelsea Apothecary. Customers bring their empty bottles for filling at Honea’s family pharmacy on Highway 280 in Chelsea.
The Mobile Police Department is asking for personal protective equipment donations. A spokesperson says with more than 400 officers using PPE, there is always a need for gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer. Because of this, local business have donated 16,000 gloves and 40 gallons of rubbing alcohol to MPD.
With hand sanitizer seldom available to buy, pharmacist Donnie Calhoun, of the Calhoun Compounding Pharmacy in Anniston, decided to start making the stuff and giving it to first responders and health care workers.
Small businesses across Alabama can benefit from a U.S. Small Business Administration program that is designed to help these enterprises keep their workers on the payroll during the coronavirus crisis.
Hoglan, whose mother has driven a truck for Walmart for some 30 years, wanted to do something for the trucking community, a community he was once a part of. So earlier this week, Hogan set up shop on the side of Hwy. 69 to provide meals to the truck drivers or anyone else who needed food.