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Red Bluff family turns hobby into helping community in need

The shortage of masks continues to be a problem during the coronavirus

Posted: Apr 4, 2020 5:25 PM
Updated: Apr 4, 2020 6:22 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif.-The shortage of masks continues to be a problem during the coronavirus.

For the Day family, what started out as a hobby, quickly turned into something bigger. 

"We started hearing about people in our community, healthcare professionals in our community, that were either having to reuse face shields or could not get access to a face shield and they're reusing N-95 masks," says Danny Day, who lives in Red Bluff. 

The Day family began making masks at home to help during the coronavirus crisis.

"I heard about some other people making 3-D face shields so we started making some and started showing them to some people that we knew at the hospital," says Day.

The Day family tells Action News Now they it was a way that they could help out their community.

"We wanted to help the people on the frontlines be safe," says Day.

Right now, they have four 3-D printers at home, but with more on the way, the family hopes to boost production.

"So by this time next week, we're hoping to make about 650 a day," says Day.

All materials from filament to the clear cheats has been funded from money straight out of their  pocket.

"It' pretty crazy," says Day. "Pretty soon we're going to have ten printers and I don't know how far we'll go from there.

With no plans to stop, the Day family says they'll keep going donating masks to help their community in need.

"This is just our way of trying to give back," says Day. 

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