We would like to thank everyone who helped us deliver PPE to frontline workers.
While the libraries have been closed, FCPL has sought out opportunities to contribute to the community. Library staff have made many masks for public use, helped assemble face shields, and 3D printed a number of different items for healthcare professionals’ use. We are glad they have chosen to work with YCRO to supply needed personal protective equipment. The following library branches have been 3D printing for YCRO: Centreville, John Marshall, Kings Park, Oakton, Pohick, Reston, Richard Byrd, Thomas Jefferson, Tysons-Pimmit and Woodrow Wilson.
Fairfax County Public Library
Ever since Mika Naraynsingh read about the PPE shortages for our frontline workers during COVID-19, she knew she had to help. As an architect at HOK DC, finding solutions came naturally to her. With the help of her company’s laser cutter and collaborations with organizations like YCRO, she and her husband Arun Ramlakhan have made and donated over 500 face shields to 15 healthcare facilities.
Let's Breathe's network of sewers has been creating and delivering masks throughout the nation for several months. The organization has been extraordinarily helpful towards YCRO, handling production for a significant portion of our sewn mask requests. Further, Karen and Paul Allvin, two of the leads of Let's Breathe, serve as an inspiration for YCRO members, volunteering their time to guiding us in project management and financing.