Local Ford Dealership in Rapid City, SD Donates Over 18,000 Face Shields and PPE To Monument Health

RAPID CITY, S.D., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Covid-19 pandemic has completely caught the world off-guard. While the curve is flattening due to the efforts of health professionals on the front line, safety gear supplies are dwindling faster than they can be replenished. In Rapid City, South Dakota, a local Ford dealership, McKie Ford Lincoln, realized the urgency of this need and has helped acquire over 18,000 donated face shields and other essential PPE pieces from Ford Motor Company for Monument Health.

The local hospital has been treating patients ever since the pandemic started and has expressed appreciation for the generous donation.

This is not the first time that Ford has stepped up to provide aid to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 virus. In the wake of the pandemic, the automaker is committed to helping first responders remain steadfast in their commitment to their patients by ensuring their safety with essential safety equipment.

This includes creating 3D printed face shields in an effort to protect healthcare workers from the virus as they treat patients. Additionally, the brand also acquired over 200,000 N95 masks to donate to the medical community. The automaker is also being lauded for its impressive work on simplified respirator and ventilator designs, which allow the brand to fill the need for quality medical equipment fast.

When asked about the generous donation, Karris McKie-Kaiser, a Partner of McKie Ford Lincoln, had this to share, "We are honored to help Monument Health obtain over 18,000 donated face shields and other essential PPE pieces from Ford Motor Company! Ford has been diligently producing face shields and sending them to hospitals and first responders around the country. We're excited and proud to be a part of this necessary effort to help keep our local heroes protected!"

To date, Monument Health has received over 18,000 face shields from Ford through McKie Ford Lincoln.
For more information about McKie Ford Lincoln, visit their website at https://www.mckieford.com/.

About McKie Ford Lincoln:
McKie Ford Lincoln has been providing quality cars and auto services for the people of Rapid City for over four decades. The company was launched in 1979. It wasn't long before it grew to include other services, such as ABRA Auto Body & Glass, services from Avis, and Budget Rent A Car in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Bismarck. The company is dedicated to providing a full range of auto services for its clients, a mission that it considers with pride.

Website - https://www.mckieford.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mckieford
Phone - 605-348-1400
Address - McKie Ford Lincoln
2010 East Mall Drive
Rapid City, SD 5770

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