Lions partnering with non-profit to help COVID-19 first responders

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One of the biggest issues we’ve seen surrounding the entire COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders.

It has led to nurses, doctors and others on the front line finding themselves at a major risk of falling ill with the virus.

The Detroit Lions are now doing their thing to help hospitals in the hard hit state of Michigan. The NFL team is partnering with the non-profit organization, The Empowerment Plan, to help make masks and gowns for first responders.

“We are looking to produce hospital gowns and face masks, surgical face masks,” said Veronika Scott, the CEO of The Empowerment Plan, via ESPN. “We are partnering with an organization called ISAC (Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center) locally along with a few other small companies to make this possible.

A shortage of protective equipment has been a major issue in most states. Michigan is not an exception o this rule. This will certainly assist the heroes doing their best to help combat the growing pandemic in the United States.

Partnerships of this ilk will only help the country as we look to flatten a curve that is now the worst in the world. Good stuff from the Lions here.