LIVING IN GRATITUDE
SkyePoint took on the 2020 AARP Meal Pack Challenge to lend a helping hand during COVID-19. The AARP Foundation says the Meal Pack Challenge “is a chance for all of us to safely give back to the community and help struggling older neighbors.” With a shopping list in hand, provided by the Capital Area Food Bank, SkyePoint employees and families hit the shelves to build a curated box for those in need.
At SkyePoint Decisions we begin in GRATITUDE by recognizing all we have and giving back to our employees, families, and communities. It instills a positive mindset that permeates all we do.
SkyePoint recognizes the armed forces by participating in the 43rd and 44th Marine Corps Marathon 10K. We hope that you, family or friends will join us for the next MCM event to experience the comradery, pride, and the feeling of accomplishment! “Run with PURPOSE, finish with PRIDE.”
SkyePoint proudly supports three VA high school students who co-host the podcast “Epic with a ‘K’.” This podcast, Empowering People In Knowledge, was created to motivate and inspire others, specifically youth, to strive for success, pursue their passions, and become the best versions of themselves.
SkyePoint has been collecting toys to support The Marine Toys for Tots Program since 2014. Toys for Tots has distributed 584 millions toys since 1947 and helps support 265 million children experience the joys of the holidays. You too can host a Toys for Tots campaign from your home, office, or other venue!
SkyePoint aids Rise Against Hunger whose mission is to end hunger by providing food and life changing aid to the most vulnerable. This international hunger relief organization distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
Scott W.’s COVID-19 Response
Scott is part of a 3D printer user group that is printing masks to help our military, first responders, and medical personnel who do not have access to adequate PPE, or that are low in supply.
Recently, Scott has switched over to producing face shields as their turn around time is much faster since they only take a couple hours to print and can be stacked during the process.
Over the past two months, Scott and his son have printed over 350 masks. While he does not have a number on the shields yet, he says they have been filling boxes full of them.
Now, Scott and other printers are all part of a larger group tied together. The NoVA groups include Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington County, Prince William, and Stafford County.
Other ways you can help this effort:
If you do not have a 3D printer, user groups need help fitting the masks with elastic straps and filters. A problem they have encountered is that the elastic straps are sold out everywhere.
There is also a demand for people to assist in the assembly and disinfection of the masks as well as distribution. There are a few drop off locations in the area but if you know of a first responder or medical professional who needs a reusable mask for protection, you can distribute the masks to them as well.
Please understand these masks are a prototype and serve as a mechanical barrier. It is not a replacement for N95 masks. They are experimental in nature and the safety or efficacy for use in humans has not been proven or tested. Users should make every effort to use an available N95 mask if feasible.