Updated: Mar 24, 2020
On March 19, TXRX launched the manufacturing of face shields, washable procedure masks with disposable inner filter, replacement n95 respirator, replacement Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), and substitute Tyvek suits. This equipment is in critically short supply and Houston will need literally thousands and thousands of these items to protect our front line medical works. Right now TXRX is running this operation on a shoestring with a handful of volunteers who are working around the clock. Within 24 hours of launch, they have produced high quality face shields, and have gotten approval from a local hospital for TxRx-designed and manufactured face masks. In addition to financial resources, TXRX needs volunteers who can help out in the following areas: Donations: Michael Skelly was kind enough to set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds. Click on the image at the bottom of this email to donate. Supply Chain and Purchasing: Some of the materials are in short supply, and TXRX needs a dedicated volunteer who can work around the clock sourcing materials. Crowdsourced 3D Printing: TXRX needs makers who own 3D Printers to help us print parts for face shields. After you have printed 25+ you cab drop them off at the lab, or we can have a volunteer come pick them up. Crowdsourced Sewing: TXRX is going to start a program of volunteer and professional sewers who can make masks and protective suits in their homes. TXRX will supply pre-cut materials and instructions. TxRx needs volunteers to distribute materials and collect finished products (details to follow, but we hope to be in business by Monday morning). Laser Cutter Operators: TXRX needs these folks to work at TxRx. Some skills in this area will be helpful.
Donations can be made here:
If you are able to help with Sewing or 3D Printing, email firstname.lastname@example.org