With stories of health care workers using bandanas for protection after they run out of masks, individuals and companies are sewing masks. MyPillow which is based in Minnesota is joining the effort by switching 70% of their manufacturing to masks instead of pillows. Their goal is to make “from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time,” said MyPillow CEO, Mike Lindell. The announcement was made on March 27, 2020.
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Like private citizens, Lindell had to find a supply of elastic which took three weeks. “He says MyPillow worked with a coalition from President Donald Trump’s administration to get the proper design.”
On Facebook Auburn Homes & Services thanked MyPillow for the masks:
AHS would like to say “Thank You” to My Pillow for delivering 660 cloth face masks for use by our staff! We are overwhelmed by this generous donation and their support of our facilities. A special thank you to Cindy Taylor for coordinating this effort and to Quinn Pletsch for delivering them to our CEO, Mike Senden.
Reaction on social media included comments of people admiring the company and vowing to support them. Companies who respond who positively respond to coronavirus are getting a lot of praise. Here are some comments:
Ordering some as soon as this is over.
I’m ordering pillows for the entire family and giving them away as Christmas presents! Of course when this is over!
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