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Posted: May 7, 2020

Denham Ford supports front line workers with donation

Cranbrook’s Denham Ford has partnered once again with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) by donating face shields to be available for distribution around the region as needed.

Face shields donated to East Kootenay Foundation for Health

Steve Zsillei, Marketing Manager for Denham Ford, said Ford Canada partnered with Unifor to begin production of face shields for frontline workers out of their facilities in Windsor, Ontario. Zsillei said they are now producing approximately 2.5-million face shields for distribution across Canada.

“Ford sent us a box of 100 of them that we can donate to our health care providers,” said Zsillei. “What we’ve done is contacted Brenna (Baker) from the East Kootenay Foundation of Health and I thought that it would be good to give it to her and she can distribute whenever the need arises, hopefully it doesn’t, but it will be there in case we do need it.”

Baker, EKFH Executive Director commented, “We are so thankful to Denham Ford. They continue to step up to the plate when there is a need for support in health care for the East Kootenay region. These face shields will be available, not only Interior Health, but also to community organizations such as the Salvation Army or Street Angels who are in need. With the changes coming up and reopening of facilities there will be certain places that require PPE. We want to be able to help our community get back on track and we know that PPE is difficult to come by these days.”

“We love the Foundation and we do everything we can, a little bit of different times right now but we do whatever we can,” said Zsillei. “It’s a great organization and it really helps everybody by supporting the foundation.”

The EKFH is actively fundraising for various, important equipment around the East Kootenay IH region. They are also running the White Heart Project (pictured above) where you can show your appreciation to front line workers. Please visit ekfh.ca to find out more or to donate.

If there are community organizations in need of face shields in order to support our vulnerable population please contact the EKFH at 250-489-6481.

Photos courtesy Bradley Jones


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