Makers Are Helpers
Mister Rogers' message of compassion and love live on.
"Look for the helpers" we did, and we found so many folks stepping up in this time of need. Companies large and small, are pivoting production to help with supply shortages.
Our loved ones are among frontline workers, and we appreciate you. A heartfelt thank you to our nurses, emergency responders, grocers, utility workers, and the many others who are working tirelessly for us.
Crocs appreciates our healthcare professionals too. Love 'em or hate 'em, Crocs are comfy and the [baffling] footwear of choice for many healthcare professionals.
Tesla, Dyson, Ford, and GM have committed to producing ventilators. L'Oreal and Louis Vuitton are producing hand sanitizer.
While we don't all have the resources of these large organizations, it's not stopping makers from helping. Small, locally-owned and operated business are showing why Main Street is the backbone of our country.
Makers Being Helpers
Distillers Making Hand Sanitizer
Small-batch distillers around the country are shifting production from vodka and gin to free/affordable hand sanitizers for our front line health care workers, police officers, and other individuals and organizations in need.
The hoarding and price gouging of hand sanitizer set off many of us. Ian MacNeil of Glass Distillery decided to do something about it. Repurposing alcohol intended for his vodka line, he created his own mix and is offering a free bottle to anyone ready to pick up.
About 30 Washington distilleries have shifted production to answer the call of public service. They've made priority and steep discounts available to our frontline responders.
Making Masks and Face Shields
Portland-based furniture workshop The Good Mod has redirected their creative talent. The good folks there have prototyped masks and are 3D printing and CNC machining face shields. They've provided resources for those wanting and equipped to join the cause.
Makers Helping How They Can
Precision custom parts manufacturer SendCutSend is reaching out to small businesses. They've committed $250,000 to helping their small business customers affected by the pandemic. Additionally, their customers producing COVID-19 related goods will receive up to a 70% discount.
And the list goes on. Incredible.
How can we help?
Our team of fabricators, wireformers, welders, and powdercoaters can create some crazy things (please ask!) with raw steel. If you have any ideas (your own, or for the community), we’d love to help bring your idea to life. Additionally, if you know any organizations or families in need of desks or table legs at this time, please reach out to us.
As we shared in our previous post, we've been trying to do our small part, and are offering our raw steel hairpin legs at cost + overhead (~40% off). Our buddy Ben Uyeda recently took us through a desk build.
We are in unprecedented times, and so long as the community needs, we will continue offering our raw steel hairpin legs at cost (please use the code: ThanksHenry at checkout).
Stay safe and if you can, keep building.
Until next time,
The Crew at DIYHairpinLegs.com