The ONE Ultra COVID-19 Fund donated $1,000 to help VisionCorps pay additional staffing costs in order to supply quality masks to local and federal government agencies and the public when they were in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To utilize extra sewing machine capacity, VisionCorps employed additional sewing machine operators in order to start producing non-surgical masks. They were already providing masks to PA-state-run organizations and needed to start getting ready to produce these masks for the federal government. They were also preparing to sell packs of 50 masks to the public online.
The efforts of VisionCorps provided much-needed (and difficult to procure) face masks while supporting the vision-impaired population with additional jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VisionCorps is a non-profit organization headquartered in Lancaster, PA, US. They serve 2,000 individuals who are blind, or vision impaired through free rehabilitation services and/or paid employment opportunities. One of the ways they provide employment opportunities is through manufacturing, food processing, and administrative services, with both public and private sector contracts. Their largest customer is the US military, like Ultra.
Ultra and VisionCorps values are closely aligned with an important customer in common (US Military). Ultra’s employees work directly with VisionCorps locally, supporting with their own money and time.
For more details on VisionCorps and their work see: https://visioncorps.net/