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News   September 8, 2020   by Allan Janssen

Kia donates face shields to Canadian health workers

Workers produce face shields at Kia Motors’ manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.

Kia Canada has pledged a donation of 60,000 medical-grade face shields to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The company said the personal protective gear is intended to help equip frontline health workers.

Produced in a re-tooled section of Kia Motors’ manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, the donation of face shields is an extension of Kia Canada’s “Power To Give” Covid-19 relief efforts. The face shields will be allocated to Canadian healthcare workers and dispersed equitably to provinces and territories by the Public Health Agency.

This follows on the heels of Kia Canada’s donation of a $200,000 contribution to Food Banks Canada, as well as loaned vehicles to regional food banks to fight hunger relief efforts amid the pandemic.

“We are committed to giving back to the communities that we’re so proud to call home, and we’re grateful to the Kia family that we’re able to provide support with these protective face shields,” said Elias El-Achhab, chief pperating officer at Kia Canada. “We have proudly served Canadians for over 20 years, and we want to do our part to give back to our great nation. From the cobblestone streets of Gastown, B.C., to the beautiful coast of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada has our heart, and we will continue to seek ways to meaningfully make a difference,” he said.