This week, Gilman School lent ten of its 3D Printers to LifeBridge Health to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their staff.
Inspired by OpenWorks' concept of donating 3D printings to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those healthcare professionals serving on the front lines during this COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Technology Tye Campbell partnered with LifeBridge Health to help set up a donation bank for 3D Printers.
"I'm excited about the fact that, as an independent school, we are finding another way to contribute to the very important cause right now of providing PPE for our local hospitals and medical centers. The phrase that keeps coming back to my mind in all of this is 'blessed to be a blessing.' Gilman is blessed with tremendous resources, like our 3D printers, and it would be unfortunate for us to simply have those resources sitting idly by when they could be put to good use to help those in our community on the front lines." - Tye Campbell, Director of Technology
Also, Campbell is helping to coordinate 3D donations from several AIMS schools, including Sidwell Friends, Georgetown Day, Bullis, and Saint Stephen's & Saint Agnes Schools.
Read more about our efforts here.