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I try to do the right thing, and this seemed like the right thing to do.

Alex Flores


North Chicago Police Department

When Detective Flores had a week off from work recently, he didn’t just catch up on sleep or a favorite show. Alex partnered with Northern IL Makers–COVID-19 PPE Support to make protective face shield kits for first responders and medical personnel. Alex has constructed more than 1,000 face shield kits so far.

After working here for over 18 years, I really know and care about North Chicago. I want to do what I can to contribute. We’re in this together.

Northern IL Makers–COVID-19 PPE Support, founded by Daniel Busse and others, is a Facebook group of individuals who donate time and equipment to address the massive need for PPE. The group welcomes anyone with skills such as sewing, 3D printing, sourcing materials, and laser cutting.



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