Edwardsburg, Mich.‐based Duo Form says it is now a proud supporter of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a New York City-based organization raising money for families of frontline heroes.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001.
Duo Form says it has been focusing resources on helping the fight against coronavirus by using their extensive plastics knowledge to produce face shields and other personal protective gear. Sponsoring Tunnel to Towers is a continuation of that, the company says.
Duo has designed a special, limited‐edition American flag face shield, and is donating 2 percent of profits from online sales of this mask to the foundation. The American flag design is available for purchase online at the Duo website store https://www.duoformplastics.com/shop and on Amazon. This limited edition, patriotic face shield joins four other new designer face shields in Duo’s new designer series that includes both pink and green camouflage, blue gingham, and a yellow floral design.
“We are excited to launch fun new designs as a part of our Face Shield Designer Collection, said Shelly Ditmer, president of Duo Form, “Face Shields are gaining popularity with some safety recommendations, every day it seems. And our Designer Series will give people options and help express their personality with fun new colors and designs.”
“We were excited to do something new and different from the standard PPE we had been seeing in the market,” said Ditmer, “and at the same time we wondered how we could continue our efforts to give back and make an even bigger difference during this pandemic. We started to look for a foundation that would be a good fit and we learned about Tunnel to Towers, and it was a perfect match with our American flag design. Tunnel to Towers is doing everything they can to help support our American health care and military heroes and their families. We are excited to become a proud supporter of theirs.”
In response to COVID‐19, Tunnel to Towers has established the COVID‐19 Heroes Fund, pledging to support frontline health care workers by providing meals, personal protective equipment (PPE) and, should tragedy strike, financial relief through temporary mortgage payments on homes of health care workers who lose their lives and leave behind young children.