We’re heading into the third week of mandated quarantines, and it’s safe to say we’re all a little on edge and in need of some good news. So we’re rounding up the some of best stories from around the internet this week, from housing for frontline workers to how businesses are promoting social distancing—just in time for your weekend bookmarking.
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In New York City, the Four Seasons is opening their doors to healthcare and other frontline workers for free, in hopes that other hotels will follow suit. Meanwhile, Airbnb’s global initiative efforts are providing free or subsidized lodging to 100,000 frontline workers. Read the full story via Apartment Therapy.
Colorado-based Crocs is launching an initiative, “Free Pair for Healthcare” to donate 10,000 shoes to healthcare professionals during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story via Today.
TV personality and restaurateur, Guy Fieri, is teaming up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to launch the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, which aims to give one-time $500 grants to impacted workers as soon as April. Read the full story via People.
Beloved apron company, Hedley & Bennett, is repurposing their Los Angeles factory to make masks for hospitals. While they iron out the logistics of large-scale donations, the brand has implemented a buy-one, donate-one policy: For each mask purchased, one mask will be donated (you can also opt to donate both masks). Read the full story via TimeOut Los Angeles.
As the world continues to face ventilator shortages due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Dyson—known for making vacuums, air purifiers, and hair dryers—is planning to build and donate 15,000 ventilators abroad. Read the fully story via FastCompany.
Portland-based (and co-owned by actor Ryan Reynolds) Aviation Gin has pledged to donate 30% of online sales of Aviation Gin to the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) to support bartenders affected by coronavirus. Read the full story via The Spirits Business.
And lastly, global brands are using their logos and presence to promote the importance of social distancing. We’ve seen everything from McDonalds separating their iconic golden arches to Coca-Cola’s unifying message. Read the full story via CNN.