Sanctuary Arts School and Glass Studio (SAS) is directing a statewide initiative to provide glass ventilator splitters and face shields to healthcare workers, first responders, hospice workers, social workers, cashiers and many others whose jobs require them to work closely with the people they serve.
SAS is working with the local business who designed the Pro-Tech Face Shield (click here for more information), ArkLaTex 3D Technology, Louisiana State University Shreveport's Technology Lab, Bossier Parish Community College's Technology Lab and North West Louisiana Makerspace. Together we have already provided over 3,000 face shields and are currently donating face shields to both Shreveport and Bossier City's Police and Fire Departments. SAS are reaching out to hospice workers, EMTs, independent nurse practitioners, cashiers, social workers and many others whose jobs require them to work around others in an effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure. Soon, we will be able to distribute glass ventilator splitters so that up to 4 people can share one ventilator.
None of this can be done without the support from our community to cover the costs of materials needed to cover these items. SAS wants to thank the many artists who are donating their time and the foundations and/or individual donors who have made their contributions in support of this effort. Thanks to The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Powers Foundation, Bill Weiner Foundation. LSUS Foundation, SWEPCO, Evolve Foundation and Bearid Foundation and Mayor Adrian Perkins and his staff.
If you would like to contribute and show your support to this cause, please consider making a donation to allow us to continue our effort to protect those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your kind consideration.
Click here to view article in Shreveport Times.
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