Jewelry Display Manufacturer Retools to Serve Medical Workers
Long-time manufacturer of jewelry displays, Ovadia Corporation, has retooled to produce face shields, vital personal protective equipment (PPE), to support our medical workers against COVID-19. Face shields have been shown to up to 96% effective in preventing the spread of virus. Ovadia’s initial run of PPE was funded through generous donations – including of many jewelers across the US – and distributed to hospitals, nursing homes, and first responders.
Within days of hearing about PPE shortages, Sue and her sons Michael and Steven finalized a design for medical face shields, launched a fundraiser, sourced materials, and began distributing PPE to those with the greatest need in the COVID-19 “hot zone” of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. $25,000 in funds were raised to date, with over 7000 face shields donated. “It’s been incredibly heartwarming to be able to help those in greatest need. The outpouring of gratitude has been tremendous,” said Sue Ovadia, company President.
Local Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined volunteers this month to help deliver PPE donations from Ovadia. “I am so impressed with how Ovadia Corporation stepped up to help our frontline workers in need,” said the Congresswoman. “The Ovadia family is truly an example of New Jersey innovation and heart… of how local businesses in our community are taking their manufacturing expertise to do good at this unprecedented time.”
As an innovative company with over thirty patents, Ovadia has also taken this opportunity to redesign a face shield that is more effective, comfortable, and reusable. This patent-pending design was deemed as cutting-edge by multiple doctors: “My team has piloted a number of face shield designs since the COVID pandemic began, and these [Ovadia’s] are the clear favorite by both our clinical staff and hospital administrators. The reasons given by our staff include their comfort and ease of use, as well as their durability,” says Dr. David Rainosek, CHI St Vincent’s.
Donations to the campaign can be made at http://igg.me/at/faceshields, via Paypal to email@example.com, or by check (every $4 donated yields one face shield delivered). Ovadia is also making their face shields available to the jewelry industry as it reopens; they are still continuing production of their jewelry displays.
For more information, contact Sue Ovadia, President, Ovadia Corporation at 973-256-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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