DOLLYWOOD PRESENTS CRITICAL ITEMS TO SEVIER CO. FIRST RESPONDERS, EAST TENNESSEE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Park hosts use supplies and skills to help during coronavirus pandemic
Dollywood safety presents- Dollywood first aid and safety team members Jerry Moore (front left) and Al Jenkins (front right) present ponchos to members of the Pigeon Forge Fire Department. The group made sure to practice social distancing during the delivery.
Dollywood stage manager- Dollywood stage manager Addie Counts works on a facemask to be donated to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Dollywood-produced facemasks- A number of handmade facemasks line a table in Dollywood’s Costume Shop. The facemasks will be delivered to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
PIGEON FORGE, TN (Thursday, April 9, 2020) --- While the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Dollywood to postpone its season opening, hosts are finding new and creative ways to give back to the community that has supported the park for 35 years.
Two weeks ago, the park provided the Sevier County Food Ministries with a check for more than $16,000 to help shore up the non-profit’s supplies just as it began facing unprecedented demand. Now, two of Dollywood’s hard-working teams have found additional ways to provide crucial items to two important groups.
Last week, Dollywood's wardrobe and costume shop teams began producing reusable face masks to give to patients, nurses and doctors at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. In one day, the wardrobe team produced 350 masks, while the costume shop team created 250 adult masks and 250 children's masks over the course of two days. Members of both teams have asked to continue making the masks from home, so company officials will provide supplies currently on hand to allow the teams to produce additional masks.
“We are blessed to have talented hosts working in our wardrobe and costume shops,” explained Eugene Naughton, Vice President of Dollywood Park Operations. “East Tennessee Children’s Hospital reached out to us to see if we could help, and as soon as we received the call, our teams started working. We knew this was the right thing to do, and our hosts have done an amazing job producing these masks. We’re just glad to do our part.”
Also last week, Dollywood’s safety team provided 200 ponchos to the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency, Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Sevier County Ambulance Service. Due to the ongoing medical supply shortage, the groups are in dire need of gowns that typically are used to protect first responders from bodily fluids that may be present in scenes where they are needed to perform live-saving measures. When hearing of the need, the park’s safety and merchandise teams knew the stock of Dollywood souvenir ponchos on hand could be used to meet the need.
“When we heard they were in need of this vital personal protective equipment, we knew we had to find a way to assist,” Naughton explained. “These folks are on the front lines every day and we have to do all we can to keep them safe. We have a close working relationship with these groups—in fact, a number of our EMTs on staff also work for these local agencies—so we’re honored to be able to help them in this way.”
LEGOLAND Building Challenge Offers Kids and Families a Place to Learn, Create and Play!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 3, 2020) – As families search for fun, educational activities for their kids to do during their time at home due to the Coronavirus, LEGOLAND® California Resort has created an online site that is filled with instructional videos and activities that promote learning, creating and play. Through the Resort’s website, kids and families can access the new fun-filled site called “LEGOLAND Building Challenge”: https://www.legoland.com/llcbuildingchallenge/.
Every Wednesday, the Park that is built for kids will announce a new theme and release a new instructional “how to build” video hosted by a Master Model Builder. On Fridays, LEGOLAND will highlight builds posted by followers on the Resort’s social media sites and ask families for ideas on what the Resort’s Master Model Builders should construct next. The first instructional video on the site featured Master Model Builder PJ Catalano building a birthday cupcake in honor of the Park’s 21st birthday. “So many children are missing out on birthday parties and celebrating their birthday at the Park, so we thought a birthday theme seemed fitting as our inaugural build,” said LEGOLAND California Resort’s General Manager Kurt Stocks. In addition to the builds, the site will feature other activities including coloring pages, trivia, word games and more.
All activities on the LEGOLAND Building Challenge site are free and available for everyone to enjoy. Need some LEGO® to build new creations? Families looking for new LEGO® sets for their kids to build during this time can go online and purchase sets that aren’t usually for sale in the Park’s Big Shop, plus receive free shipping! For more information: https://www.LEGOLAND.com/LEGOretail/.
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where guests experience more than 2,000 real sea animals including real sharks, rays and tropical fish. The Park also includes LEGO® NINJAGO: Master of the Fourth Dimension 4D film, NINJAGO™ The Ride where guests experience 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and use hand movements in a striking motion to master their skills before battling the Great Devourer, LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display and The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure™. SEA LIFE aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft Rive plus Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park comprising 10 acres of water fun! The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO™! New this year, LEGOLAND Castle Hotel features 250 rooms, fully themed as Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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Extreme Engineering provides PPE face shields to support the fight against COVID-19.
Extreme Engineering manufactures face shields as PPE gear demands are ramping up. Sacramento, CA and Athens, TX (April, 2020)
Extreme Engineering, an industry leader in engineering design, has collaborated with one of their strategic partners to manufacture protective face shields in support of the
high demands with PPE gear. This protective shield, called “Extreme PPE Shield,” is now available to order through Extreme Engineering’s parts department (916.663.1560 x 221). Understanding the urgency of having PPE gear on hand these shields are available through quick delivery times, even on large volume orders. Each protective shield includes an adjustable headband with Velcro attachment, making it fully adjustable.
Extreme Engineering’s factory, located just outside of Dallas, Texas was officially deemed essential in supporting the fight against COVID-19. “In light of your shift in manufacturing legacy products to Personal Protective Equipment to aid in the spread and prevention of COVID-19 during the current pandemic. We at the Athens Chamber of Commerce deem Extreme Engineering as an essential business,” states Ms. Gunstanson, president of Athens Chamber of Commerce.
We wanted to figure out how we could quickly support this crisis. Our company has a turnkey, state-of-the-art factory, that fully capable to quickly manufacture PPE products, states Jeff Wilson, CEO with Extreme Engineering. “Everyone knows a nurse, first responder or friend working with the mass public. Our team wanted to provide protection to these brave, hardworking individuals during these uncertain times.” Extreme Engineering, and their strategic partner, have already taken thousands of orders from hospitals to other disaster relief organizations.
“Our company is offering the Extreme PPE Shield as a donation opportunity, allowing people to order and send the PPE shields to any person or organization they desire. We even include free, standard ground shipping in the continental U.S. on all donation orders,” states Phil Wilson, Executive Vice President with Extreme Engineering. Extreme Engineering will also be donating a percentage of the proceed to UNICEF in helping fight COVID-19.
You can call Extreme Engineering’s parts department at 916-663-1560 x 221, or directly email the parts sales manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, to place orders. Please share this link with everyone who you feel needs PPE shields. Extreme Engineering is focused on helping everyone during this time.
About Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering is an engineering design and fabrication firm, located in both California and Texas, that specializes in various markets such as aviation, amusement, military and safety. For over 25 years, Extreme Engineering has been a leader in design and fabrication to clients across the globe ranging from Disney, Universal, NASA, National Guard and many others. Extreme Engineering operates their fabrication firm outside of Dallas, Texas in a large, state of the art facility. We take pride in inventing forward and solving today’s problems with quick, breakthrough solutions where innovation comes standard with every design.
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