re:3D, Impact Hub Houston team up to create PPE for essential workers

On May 6, re:3D—a company at 1100 Hercules Ave., Ste. 220, Houston, that creates affordable, large-scale 3D printers—launched a new campaign called PPE for the People. The effort will create and provide 3D-printed personal protective equipment to essential workers in underserved populations in the Greater Houston area. Impact Hub Houston, a nonprofit that aims to help solve social problems, is sponsoring the campaign.

“We are honored to help those who are most vulnerable,” Community Liaison Charlotte Craff said in a press release. “Data from the CDC has shown minority communities are at greater risk of critical illness from COVID-19, and we want to help local small businesses protect their employees as best as possible without it being an added financial burden on already strained industries.”


512-730-0033. www.re3d.org www.houston.impacthub.net/ppeforthepeople
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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