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The Lego company has now put their factories into gear to help protect frontline COVID-19 workers. They will be producing thousands of protective facial visors!
The company’s Denmark facilities have reworked their machinery to now build as many as 13,000 plastic visors per day, according to an Instagram post from Lego earlier this week. These masks have been earmarked for distribution across the country mainly to medical personnel working in COVID-19 exposed areas.
These protective facial shields may not be as effective as the N95 masks, but they’re much better than paper or cloth masks that many medical personnel have had to resort to.
The Lego company wrote in a statement, “This week we began to make visors at our factory in Billund for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark,” they continued. “We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen. They worked around the clock to create designs and make molds that can produce more than 13,000 visors a day. We are grateful to have such talented, dedicated and caring colleagues.”
Thank you Lego…not to be confused with waffles…
Nearly a Centurian, 99-year-old World War II veteran Tom Moore has been going in circles…big ones.
See Tom has been walking laps in the back yard garden in England to raise money for NHS Charities to help people fighting the COVID-19 virus. His back yard stroll has already raised well over three and a quarter million dollars – by himself! In JUST ONE WEEK!
The veteran of The Big One says he plans on walking one hundred laps by his 100th birthday on April 30th. The 82 foot (just over 27 yards) long garden makes for a LOT of walking to make the 100 laps in two weeks by the 99-year-old .
His initial goal was just to raise a little over 1,200 dollars, however it’s taken off after the began and gone viral!
Moore told the BBC, “I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart,” Moore continued. “It’s difficult to imagine all these kind people who have donated so far. It’s just amazing.”
No sir Mr. Moore…YOU’RE amazing!
Toys For Tots is a non-profit organization that delivers children toys annually during the Christmas holiday season. However, in light of the COVID-19 virus, they’ve decided to get ahead of Santa Clause and are loading up their own sleigh to make deliveries in the spring. Normally toys are collected in October and delivered in December.
With so many families under quarantine across the country, the program which is run by the Marine Corps reserve, says they will be delivering two million items nationwide. It’s expected to be comprised of toys, games, and books.
Lt. Gen Jim Laster, president & CEO of the foundation said, “While Marine Toys for Toys foundation is known as a Christmas time charity, we don’t want to wait until next holiday season to lessen the fear and anxiety of our children.”
There are 800 communities in all 50 states which participate in the annual program, but with COVID-19 keeping people indoors, the organization needed help with immediate distribution. Cue Good-360. They, along with their nonprofit partners are taking on the task.
The program’s website wrote, “In order to provide immediate relief and assistance now, we have partnered with Good360, the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, to distribute 2 million toys to families-in-need.”
The Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program annually distributes approximately 18 million toys to around seven million less fortunate children each year.
Let me give an OOOHRAH to the Corps. Semper Fi.
And THAT’S the Good News You Can Use…
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