Toronto, Ontario — Aftermarket organizations from coast to coast are calling on Canada’s automotive industry to step up and provide support by donating face masks to those on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.
On Tuesday morning the APMA morning launched what it calls the One Million Mask Challenge. It’s asking its members—of which there are close to 300—to donate face masks to local hospitals, clinics and shelters.
The association is asking its members and “the industry at large” to take stock of their supply of masks and respirators and commit it to the challenge by filling out a form online. Companies are then told to “standby for instructions on where to deliver your stock.”
“Masks in storage closets can’t get between the virus and your doctor’s lungs,” said APMA president Flavio Volpe.
Local businesses from coast to coast are also participating in relief efforts. Joe Logel, the owner of Speedy Collision Guelph, recently donated all of its extra masks to a local hospital—and is encouraging other shops to do the same.
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