Coronavirus Efforts: Update 4/23/20

April 23, 2020 in Outreach by Sammy Lo

We have recently made many developments in our efforts to help our community during these trying times.

Texas Torque has now surpassed the 1,000 mark for distribution of faceshields. This is a combination of the RobotShields and 3D printed face shields that were created through the efforts of Texas Torque families and other volunteers. We have also worked to provide 3D printed protective visors and Surgical mask ear lobe savers to medical professionals all around the state.

This weekend we are excited to test a new project at the HCA Healthcare Houston facility in Conroe.

We are excited that VEX Robotics has started shipping RobotShields. These come in a pack of ten for $40.  If you would like to contribute to the fight against coronavirus and have the means to do so, all proceeds raised on  www.robotshields.com go towards medical professionals. These shields also make great gifts for your favorite healthcare professional!

We are thankful to have been featured on  KPRC 2 News during a newscast (https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/04/20/high-school-robotics-teams-making-3d-printing-face-shields-to-donate-to-healthcare-professionals-and-first-responders/) and have been posted on FaceBook by ABC13 News (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2491205394488983).

As always, if you have the means to do so, we ask for continued support from our community either through a monetary donation to the GoFundMe link below. or by spreading these links and our message through social media or directly to friends and family.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/first-teams-for-ppe-face-shields