Worldwide furniture company IKEA help with coronavirus efforts, and they’re not the only interior brand doing their bit
With hospitals around the world in need of protective gear to help meet the demand of COVID-19 supplies have been running low. IKEA Canada donated 66,000 N95 masks to a local hospital have finding them in their warehouse.
The masks were discovered in their Vaughan location after the team began searching for things they could donate to aid Canada’s personal protective equipment (PPE) drive. After calling the local authority, IKEA packed them up and delivered them to North York General Hospital.
The global homeware brand took to Twitter to share their gesture of goodwill and to help encourage others to also donate to the PPE drive:
Other brands doing their bit to support the global COVID-19 efforts
Over in the UK, hoover company Dyson has been commissioned by the government to make 10,000 ventilators for hospitals. The companies billionaire founder, James Dyson has said he will donate a further 5,000 to support both the NHS and international health services.
While John Lewis Partnership is donating comfort items such as phone chargers, eye masks, hand cream and pillows to hospitals in order to support NHS workers. Plus, they will donate 50,000 Easter items to hospital staff.
In order to help frontline workers social distance from their family and stay close to work, online rental service, Airbnb is helping to house 100,000 healthcare providers. The global brand is wavering fees (for hosts and guests) so hosts can support local staff working on the frontline.