The founder of the famous Italian fashion house has donated over $2 million dollars towards the crisis and has also opened its production line to manufacture much-needed single-use protective wear for medical professionals.
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RVs 4 MDs
A Facebook group has been set up to pair RVs that are not in use with hospital staff so they can finish their shift and get some rest, while keeping their loved ones out of harm;s way. The group started when the wife of a doctor, Emily Phillips, posted a request for an empty RV for her husband to stay in after work. It was followed very quickly by a generous offer and within one week, matches were being made across the nation.
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When the British prime minister asked for his help, the inventor and manufacturer known for his bagless vacuum cleaners and hi-tech hairdryers managed to design a new ventilator in just 10 days. What's more, the design is quick to produce and is made to meet the specific demands of COVID-19. Dyson announced that he'd be donating 5,000 units for use internationally. In the United States the Ford group is also busy trying to lend its know-how to create urgently needed medical machinery.
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Throughout the world, various sports clubs have stepped up to lend a hand. MLB jerseys have been turned into a million masks and gowns for medical teams in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Inspired by Michael Rubin, whose company Fanatics manufactures baseball team jerseys, doctors and nurses will be wearing team stripes on their masks as they combat the disease.
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Bauer CEO Ed Kinnaly
The manufacturer of hockey gear has switched from making protective gear for hockey players to creating protective shields for medical professionals as they step in to save lives. With 100,000 units made in Canada, the company is working hard to try and get the specially designed shields to those in need in the US.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
The Twitter co-founder is one of many wealthy CEOs donating to the cause. Dorsey recently posted that he would in fact be giving $1 billion to help the crisis, equating to 28% of his personal fortune. Money will be used after the pandemic on girl's health, education, and a universal basic income. The 43-year-old wants complete transparency of his donation and has set up a link where people can track what's going on.