SOURCE: Draper Inc.
(Spiceland, Ind.) –Draper, Inc. has donated 1200 masks to an Indiana hospital. Both paper and N95 masks were included in the donation to Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle, Indiana.
“Draper is always looking for ways that we can help our local community,” said company president Chris Broome. “It is particularly important with the current COVID pandemic. One of the things we realized is we had masks, and that our local hospital needed them more than we do.”
Around the country, people have finding ways to help out during the pandemic. Volunteers and organizations have banded together to provide meals, while other people are sewing masks to donate to their local healthcare facilities.
Seeing this mobilization of effort, Draper employees started asking what the company could do to help out. Several suggested that Draper look into making masks.
“I have been sewing at Draper for over 30 years. When I saw stories about the need for masks, I thought this is something I could help with,” said Draper employee Barb Russell. “I’m concerned for my co-workers and community and if providing masks helps contain the spread of the virus, then I feel it’s what I should do. There are several of us sewing masks now at Draper and we just want to contribute any way we can.”
Russell is one of several Draper workers who have volunteered to make the masks. “It is great to see our employees looking for ways that they and Draper can help,” said Broome. “These masks can be used by our local hospital and others in our community who need them.” Draper has also begun producing face shields for healthcare workers, and is considering other products the company might make.
Based in Spiceland, Indiana, Draper is a leading manufacturer of gym equipment for the North American architectural market. We provide architects and designers with flexible gymnasium solutions that are custom designed to fit a specific facility. To learn more about Draper, visit www.draperinc.com