CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
A tractor-trailer emblazoned with the New England NFL squad’s name rolled into enemy territory Friday on a mission of mercy, as it pulled up to the Javits Center to drop off a huge supply of N95 respirator masks that were purchased from China by the franchise’s owner.
In an effort to support essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, UMass Amherst has placed an initial order of 80,000 face shields to be distributed throughout the region
As a gesture of gratitude for their lifesaving work, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock will contribute 124 Boston Marathon invitational entry bibs to those responding hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Resiliency Fund, and organizations on the front lines of the crisis.
“The global COVID-19 health crisis has called on individuals and organizations to bring their expertise and resources to solve new and extraordinary challenges. New Balance has engaged a portion of its skilled and innovative U.S. manufacturing workforce to develop face masks to address the significant demand for these supplies,” the spokeswoman said.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives, but its effects have hit two industries particularly hard: healthcare and restaurants. Now, a grassroots organization founded in Boston is trying to provide relief to both spheres — and it’s already making an impact beyond Massachusetts.
Somerville artists are putting down their paintbrushes and canvases and repurposing their tools to manufacture surgical masks, hospital gowns, face shields and other much-needed medical gear for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to help nurses and doctors who have been struggling with long hours and stressful shifts, Uber is making 25,000 free meal codes available in the five states, in addition to 20 percent off rides to and from healthcare facilities.
As part of its commitment to #FirstRespondersFirst, Bright Horizons is opening child care hubs, providing free high-quality, safe, and nurturing care for the children of first responders, enabling this workforce to have peace-of-mind to focus on their critical jobs.