Nike will donate 30,000 shoes to frontline workers fighting Covid-19

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Nike said it is donating 30,000 of their Air Zoom Pulse to frontline health care workers.
The Air Zoom Pulse, which was launched in November 2019, is the “first shoe designed for the health athlete, a daily hero,” said Nike in his ad on Monday.

The company went to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon to study those of the profession. They took into account the challenges of those at work, including long hours on their feet and spills, and the comfort needed for long shifts.

Nike teamed up with Good360, a nonprofit company specializing in the efficient distribution of product donations, to help deliver shoes to workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis and New York City and within the Veterans Health Administration, according to Nike.

The company said health workers in New York and Los Angeles will also receive around 95,000 pairs of soccer socks that offer slight compression.

“The effort is driven by messages of gratitude to healthcare professionals,” said Nike in his release. “From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recognize the physical and mental endurance of health athletes.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio he tweeted his appreciation for the sportswear company.

“Thank you so much for supporting our frontline heroes in healthcare,” he wrote Monday.

Hospitals across Europe – including Barcelona, ​​Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium – will receive an additional 2,500 pairs, said Nike.

More than 3.5 million cases of the new coronavirus, including at least 251,000 deaths, have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Nike’s donation comes as health workers continue to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, often putting themselves at risk. Many are helping patients without adequate supplies and equipment.

Nike said some of its teams have teamed up to help create and donate full-face shields and air-purifying respirator-powered lenses (PAPRs) to help protect healthcare professionals.

To date, Nike and the Nike Foundation have allocated over $ 25 million in Covid-19’s relief efforts, according to the company.

CNN’s Elise Hammond contributed to this report.

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