Tsunami Glassworks is utilizing its facility and crew to fabricate face shields to do what they can in helping front line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are asking our community to help us purchase the necessary materials to fabricate protective face shields so that we can donate them to front line workers in need.
FOR EVERY $50 WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE APPROXIMATELY 5 MASKS +/- DEPENDING ON CURRENT MATERIAL PRICES (taxes included).
As we have all heard our hospitals and frontline workers are running low on personal protective (PPE) items. They desperately need masks, gloves and face shields to ensure their safety and ability to continue working and help us fight COVID-19.
Due to the overwhelming demand for plastic material in North America, supply chain delays have begun to impact the ability to procure the proper materials to fabricate these shields. In some cases, the lead time on certain components have been pushed by months, setting up a crisis for compounded shortage in PPE for front line workers. This is a real crisis with the expected peak infections predicted to occur over the next couple of months.
Although we specialize in glass and lighting fabrication, the crew at Tsunami Glassworks/Soffi Lighting are using its facilities and staff, during this crisis, to make protective face shields based on the open source design as put out by Bauer. In reaction to the accelerated crisis and lack of supplies, our aim is to get these to nursing homes, clinics, urgent care centres, paramedics and the police department, which meet all standards as outlined but the Government of Canada Specifications for COVID-19 CLASS-1 Products.
Our aim is to collect donations so that we can bulk order more material while they are available, and continue to manufacture and distribute the face shields ASAP where they are needed the most.
Your dollars will go directly to purchasing the raw materials needed to drive this initiative forward and to facilitate the distribution of these donations. The materials required include plastic sheet, foam cushioning, fasteners, elastic headbands and packaging.
Distribution of these shields will be driven by first come first demand to organizations and groups such as clinics, nursing homes, food suppliers, etc. If you have a group in need please let us know.
About Tsunami Glassworks & Soffi Lighting The Windsor based decorative glass and lighting company are dedicated to working with interior design firms worldwide, creating products that make our world beautiful. Its mandate involves collaboration locally and abroad.