Tampa, FLA.—-A local Tampa businesswoman, Lorri Brown, saw the need to support our medical community and first responders during this unprecedented time of fighting COVID-19.
As news spread of the dire shortage of medical supplies throughout the country, Lorri feared Tampa would soon be in the same position. She came across the idea of 3D printing medical masks, an approach that is springing up across the country to help decentralize and supplement the production of medical supplies from strained manufacturers.
Sharing her thoughts and ideas on social media produced an offer of fourteen 3D printers, and with the help of her church, Christ Fellowship in Tampa, a space and volunteers were rapidly put together.
Within 3 days from inception, the team of volunteers had Face shields printed that were being used by medical professionals in the community. Hundreds of face shields have now been sent out to local hospitals and there are current requests for over 10,000 face shields to be printed and delivered to hospitals and health centers.
To Support Tampa Ready efforts on GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/349csnW
To Volunteer: https://timecounts.org/tampa-ready-3d
Lorri Brown, (813) 562-5684