“Front-line healthcare workers are facing a highly infectious pandemic without even basic protections. ABC is providing face shields, masks, intubation enclosures, gowns, and other equipment directly to those who need them, free of charge,” said Irm Diorio, the executive director of Decatur Makers, an all-ages nonprofit community workspace that is part of ABC.
Typically, Decatur Makers provides a space where experts and novices alike can gather under one roof to work and gain hands-on experience in their crafts. With their wood shop, metalworking area, textiles area, electronics shop, arts and crafts area, biolab, 3D printers, laser cutter, sewing machines and other tools, Decatur Makers has the tools to pivot their focus to creating PPE as part of Atlanta Beats Covid. All together, ABC has provided more than 19,000 PPE items to healthcare workers in the Atlanta area.