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Canada’s parts association asks industry to donate 1M masks during pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada
March 24, 2020

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is calling on Canada’s auto industry to donate one million masks to those on the front lines in the fight to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The APMA on Tuesday morning launched what it calls the One Million Mask Challenge. It’s asking its members — of which there are nearly 300 — to donate face masks to 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,” APMA President Flavio Volpe said.

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