Bureau County Emergency Management Agency is announcing the receipt of 4000 face shields donated by John Deere in Moline.
The masks were made by the company’s seeding group workers, who would normally be wrapping up production operations for the season.
They were assisted by workers from the United Auto Workers and the International Association of Machinists employed at the seeding group.
BC EMA Director Keenan Campbell says the masks are a valuable and much-needed piece of Personal Protective Equipment that will be distributed to all fire departments, ambulance services, hospitals, long term care facilities and police departments in Bureau County. Bureau County Board Chairperson Marshann Entwhistle is extending her deepest gratitude to John Deere and the employees of the Seeding Group in Moline for their donation to the efforts to combat COVID-19 and keep all Bureau County first responders safe.
Campbell says “If we all work together and think of others, we can and will get through this.”