As we all learn to navigate our new normal, our way of working, connecting and transforming our communities is continuously changing. We are taking every precaution to not only make sure that we are all working safer and smarter but also making all efforts to ensure that our associates, customers and communities have the necessary tools to continue to conquer their jobs during this trying time.
Our company and colleagues are working hard to help others and give back to transform their communities.
Shaw Industries has utilized our MakerSpace team to set up 3D printers that create face shields to provide to local health care professionals and hospitals. Shields are valuable PPE items to help prevent exposure to airborne viruses. The team at AdventHealth Gordon shared their appreciation for these important items. Five hundred shields have also been provided to Murray County, while Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton received 50 shields. In addition to supplying this PPE, Shaw Industries has also provided meals for hundreds of associates in the medical field.
A team of Shaw Industries associates also worked on a tight deadline to ship products for a temporary COVID-19 hospitals in New York and Reno. A total of 60,000 square feet of resilient sheet vinyl will be used in one of four temporary hospitals being constructed to serve the greater New York City metro area during the COVID-19 pandemic. This order was specifically for the Westchester County Center, a large convention center in White Plains, NY. In less than 48 hours from receiving that email, 60,000 square feet of flooring was installed. A building that usually houses basketball games, trade shows, and special concerts, now has a floor to accommodate the sick and those in need as a result of COVID-19.
Our marketing and product development teams are also contributing to their local community in Cartersville, Ga by providing meals to the Cartersville hospital staff from locally owned restaurants, donating funds to provide meals and groceries to local United Way agencies and providing tablets to county schools for remote speech and occupational therapy for students who are not equipped at home.
Our account managers are taking action in their communities to make a difference as well.
Melinda D’Angelo, Wisconsin Account Manager, took time to show support for the St Luke's COVD-19 nursing staff by taking encouraging cards and cookies to those who are working so hard to help others. This gesture was a wonderful morale booster for the nursing staff.
Keith Richardson, Georgia Account Manager, also donated 1,000 face shields manufactured by our 3D printers to Erlanger Hospital.
Account Managers, Sarah Jenkins and Jessie Miller, have contributed funds to Benson Method design firm in Kansas to help donate 500 meals to the front line workers at Advent Health System in their community.
Our Detroit team, Kyle Dunaj and Tina Katikos, partnered with Zoup! Soup, who is a long time client of Patcraft. Their business along with other retail food businesses have been hurting in the Detroit metropolitan area. Kyle reached out to Zoup! Soup to place an order to help out one of their franchisees and deliver it to first responders at a local hospital. Thirty lunches were supplied on behalf of Patcraft. Zoup! Soup and all the first responders were very grateful. See Kyle's story here.
We feel passionate about helping one another through this time. It will take efforts from us all to make a difference. If you have a need in your community that we can assist with, please let us know.
We encourage all of our associates and customers to get involved in any way that you can to help your community during this pandemic.
Together we will transform.