July '20

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50 • RV PRO • July 2020 RV PRO SPECIAL SECTION Good Deeds Amid COVID-19 DISH Produces Face Shields Employees at DISH Network's El Paso, Texas, manufacturing plant turned their facility to make face shields for hospital workers at University Medical Center. "We started looking at what type of shortages the rest of the country was having. We jumped on the opportunity prior to it happening here, so we started building our own," UMC Industrial Health Engineer Jose Garza says. UMC contacted DISH to see if it could get help making the shields. DISH General Manager Guillermo Ramirez says the company is proud that it was able to help in the midst of the pandemic. Dr. Rodrigo Saenz deals with coronavirus patients. He says the shields provide a critical line of defense. "This is going to be our first protection. The virus is going to attach to the surface of this plastic," Saenz says. "Once we get out of the room, we can either remove it, disinfect it, and at the same time we're going to be protecting the integrity of our N-95 masks." Buyers Products Makes Series of Donations Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck equip- ment based in Cleveland, has made a series of extensive gifts to area nonprofit organizations out of concern of the most vulnerable in the community. The company made significant gifts to organizations that will help keep people fed and supplied throughout the crisis. "Our No. 1 concern during this pandemic is our employees, their families, and the place they call home," says Mark Saltzman, president and CEO of Buyers Prod- ucts. "Lake County is an extended part of the Buyers' family. We'd encourage all businesses in the area to support the community in any way they can." Buyers wants to make sure the funds go as far as they can to help the people most in need in the community. The company gave $10,000 to the United Way of Lake County Relief Fund, $5,000 to St. Gabriel Food Pantry, $3,000 to the McKinley Outreach Center, as well as donations to the Madison Food Center and the Perry Center of Lake County. "You will find our parts and products all over fire trucks, ambulances, municipal trucks, refuse collection trucks, and utility service fleets across the country," says Saltzman. "The work that the people of Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, and surrounding counties do keeps America running. We have to do our best to give back in times of great need." Xtreme Outdoors Donates N-95 Masks Yong Lee, president and co-founder of Xtreme Out- doors, manufacturer of Little Guy brand teardrop trailers, has donated more than 1,200 N-95 respiratory masks to the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Reha- bilitation. Founded more than 110 years ago, and based in New Hyde Park, N.Y., Parker Jewish is a leader in providing rehabilitation and long-term care services. This donation will assist Parker Jewish's health care professionals as they continue their frontline fight against COVID-19. "The Xtreme group of companies is all about improving the quality of life in the communities that we serve," says Lee. "Hopefully, this donation will assist the professionals providing much needed health care services in New York during these unprecedented times." Parker Jewish received 1,200 respiratory masks from Xtreme Outdoors. Dish Network employees in El Paso sewed masks and created face shields for the local medical center.

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