An update about our PPE effort:
- As of Friday 4/17, Generator has built and packaged a total of 2,200 face shields. Soon, much larger manufacturers around Vermont will able to build far more face shields per week than our small-yet-powerful “boutique” factory can. We’re proud to have responded so quickly and to continue producing PPE while larger-scale operations ramp up.
- We are currently fulfilling an order from the State of Vermont for 4,000 face shields. On Friday 4/17 we sent the first batch of 900 shields to the State.
- Thanks to generous donations from over 110 individuals over the past few weeks, Generator has donated 45 face shields to smaller organizations including:
- Addison County Home Hospice Center
- Anew Place
- Birth Wife Midwifery
- We’ve built 35 intubation boxes. With the support of a few anonymous donors, Generator was able to donate many of the intubation boxes to Vermont hospitals. Elliott is working on version 2.0 of our intubation box in response to feedback from emergency doctors at UVMMC. The new design is easier for doctors to use and clean, and it accommodates more body sizes and bed sizes.
- Our production team has grown thanks to collaboration with ECHO, the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain! Caroline Frigon, ECHO Education Coordinator, and Nina Ridhibhinyo, ECHO Education Director, pivoted from their usual work at ECHO to join our production team. We’re working hard to meet demand and we couldn’t do it without these two, or without this kind of community generosity and collaboration.
Thank you for your continued support of our PPE production effort!