3D Printing Face Shields - COVID-19 Relief Effort

New York City has been one of the hardest-hit zones for COVID-19. We are more than grateful for the healthcare workers (and all other essential workers) who are tirelessly working to alleviate the effects that the pandemic has brought. However, many medical facilities have been running low on PPE, which ensures that workers themselves do not contract the virus. 

It is amazing to see that 3D printers are stepping up around the world to aid their community's healthcare centers. My father and I plan to print and contribute at least one hundred face shields a week.

However, we cannot do this alone. The cost of PLA plastic, plastic shields, and shipping labels may hinder our process in the long run. We are looking to raise funds so that we may continue to print for the city's hospitals. Your contribution would ensure that healthcare workers are adequately protected, one mask at a time! Any money that we do not use will be donated directly to hospitals so that they are able to purchase other medical supplies.

I am a student from Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, NY. It is saddening to witness that medical facilities in the local area have been affected terribly. In the past three weeks, I have already printed 500 masks with PLA plastic, assembled them with plastic shields, and had them shipped off thanks to the volunteers at #nycmakesppe and #masksfordocs

We appreciate your support in this long fight against the coronavirus. 

- Jonathan Gao



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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jonathan Gao 
Brooklyn, NY
Yuen Wong 

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