If you have been redirected here from the original covid.w0wwv.org website, thank you for your interest in this project! As the overwhelming need for PPE has leveled off, this project has come to an end, and the covid.w0wwv.org site has been archived.
Around March of 2020, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, began to pick up momentum in the United States, and the sudden demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) caused supply chains to be overwhelmed almost immediately. In response, a group of volunteers, mainly members of the Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (ARAN), began to volunteer their time and materials 3D printing frames and laser-cutting overhead projector transparency films to make faceshields.
Over the next roughly month and a half, the project quickly expanded to the rest of the Tri-Cities area of Nebraska, involving many more volunteers from all sort of backgrounds, producing, packing, delivering, and helping in any way they could with the project. Rolls of 3D filament were donated, and hundreds of sheets of transparency film were donated by local school districts.
As the initial burst of demand for PPE tapered, and supply chains caught back up, the need for the temporary PPE being produced began to slack, and eventually the backlog was filled. However, the data from the project has been compiled into the statistics and charts below. Enjoy!
|Area||Requests||Fulfilled||Quantity Requested||Quantity Delivered|
|Adams County (and surroundings)||98||96||6151||6145|
|Hall County (and surroundings)||52||34||2845||2241|
|Buffalo County (and surroundings)||52||50||2475||2445|
|Other Areas (outside the NE tri-cities and surroundings)||34||32||1117||967|
|Eaton Corporation - John Phelps||23||0||0||0|
|Career Pathways Institute||3082||1210||0||0|
|GI Public Library||29||0||0||0|
|Grand Island Public Library||140||80||0||0|
|Hastings Public Library||1195||0||0||0|
|Matt & Andrea Zulkoski||59||59||0||0|
|Michael & Madison Forsman||0||0||3684||0|
|Watson 3D Printing||1143||0||0||0|