October 16, 2021

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Nike will donate 30,000 shoes to frontline workers fighting Covid-19

Nike said it is donating 30,000 of their Air Zoom Pulse to frontline health care workers.
Air Zoom Pulse, released in November 2019, is “the company’s first shoe designed for health athletes, daily heroes,” Nike said in his book. announcement on Monday.

The company went to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, to study those who work. They take into account the challenges of working people – including long hours in the legs and liquid spills – and the comfort needed for long shifts.

Nike partnered with Bagus360, a non-profit organization specializing in the distribution of efficient product donations, to help ship shoes to workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New York City, and within the Veterans Health Administration, according to Nike.

The company said health care workers in New York City and Los Angeles will also receive around 95,000 pairs of soccer socks that offer lightweight compression.

“This effort is led by a message of thanks to health professionals,” Nike said in its release. “From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recognize the physical and mental endurance of health care athletes.”

The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio tweeted his appreciation for sports apparel companies.

“Thank you very much for supporting our frontline health care heroes,” he wrote on Monday.

Hospitals across Europe – including Barcelona, ​​Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium – will receive 2,500 additional pairs, Nike said.

More than 3.5 million new corona virus cases, including at least 251,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Nike’s donations come when healthcare workers continue to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, often putting themselves at risk. Many help patients without adequate supplies and equipment.

Nike said several of his teams gathered to help create and donate full face shields and lenses for air purifier respirators (PAPR) to help protect health workers.

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To date, the Nike and Nike Foundation have committed more than $ 25 million to Covid-19’s relief efforts, according to the company.

Elise Hammond from CNN contributed to this report.