There’s no telling that COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, but it’s been much more dangerous and stressful for our first responders, medical workers and others on the front lines of this fight. These people are putting themselves at risk each day to keep our communities safe, often without proper PPE!
In early 2020 Richmond’s Ballenger Motorsports predicted a supply chain breakdown in PPE and reconfigured their electronics business to import and distribute PPE, since then they’ve imported hundreds of thousands of Masks, Gowns, Gloves and other PPE and put these products in the hands of those who need them the most without focus on profit.
Ballenger Motorsports sounded the alarm to the racing community and drivers who used to battle on the racetrack found themselves running a whole new race… Putting PPE in the hands of those who need it as fast as possible. Bill Strong with Champ Car Endurance Series setup www.vacovidsupplies.com and Racebar mobilized a network volunteers to manage donations, distribution and delivery of PPE… At Racecar speeds!
Richmond Auto Repair Shop Bimmer Rescue stepped up to manage the 3D printed face shield operation. With overwhelming support from volunteers the Community has assembled hundreds of 3D printed face shields. Richmond’s Conquest Graphics stepped up, re-tooling their vinyl cutters to produce face shield screens and volunteer owned 3D printers are working 24/7 to make face shield frames.
We need your help to put PPE in the hands of those who need it, please donate and share on social media! If you can volunteer please send an email to [email redacted] , we need makers to start 3D Printing, shield assemblers (it’s easy!), runners to deliver PPE, CSR’s to field requests and social media supporters.
Got a 3D printer? Grab the Budmen V4 Print files from www.budmen.com and start printing as many as you can then bring them to Bimmer Rescue at 6401F Dickens pl. Richmond, VA 23230!
Check out our news coverage
Ballenger Motorsports on CBS 8
Bimmer Rescue on CBS 6
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