Consolidated Employee Produces Mask Bands, Donates to Front Line

“Look for the helpers. You will always find the good people helping.” said Fred Rogers. Here at Consolidated Cooperative we did not have to look too far to find our helpers, helping in more ways than one. Dan Bunyard, Systems Administrator, is one of those helpers. Dan is not only working his full-time job for the cooperative, but he is also recognizing that this is a time where others are in need and he has the resources to alleviate some of the stress they may be feeling.

Dan is using his 3D printer to print surgical mask tension release bands. These bands have been approved for clinical use by the National Institutes of Health. They take the straps of a mask off the healthcare workers ears and make it far more comfortable to wear during their long shifts.

So far, Dan has produced 85 of these bands and they are being donated to local hospitals to help those in our communities. The first batch is off to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Westerville.

Commitment to community is always our utmost priority, but at times like these, we recognize that the need is a bit greater than normal. Because of that, we are helping in the ways that we can, and we will continue to #PowerThroughTogether.