‘It just feels good to help’: Brothers using Christmas gift to help front-line workers

With time on their hands, a Mississippi family is using a Christmas gift to give back to people on the COVID-19 front lines.Greg and Ben Brooks are giving back during the pandemic with the help of their dad and a 3D printer.Dad Jason Brooks found an organization asking for anonymous help donating face shields.“It was a Christmas gift — and my dad commandeered it,” Greg Brooks said.Jason Brooks knew they could use the printer to help.“We have the means to do it, we have the ability to do it and we definitely have the time to do it,” he said.“No matter how small the job is, it just feels good to help during this time,” Ben Brooks said.The trio downloaded a template and got to work making the shields to send to health care workers.“There was a lot to go into the design aspect. The visor we have now is a lot sturdier than the original design,” Greg Brooks said.The family’s kitchen now serves as an assembly line of sorts. They’ve gotten more pictures of people wearing their creation who want more.“It was pretty cool seeing how thankful they are for our work,” Ben Brooks said.So far, the Brooks family has shipped more than 300 face shields to New York, New Jersey and Boston. They are in the process of finishing another large order to send out.The family’s goal is to send dozens of masks to a new hospital or health care office every two weeks.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

With time on their hands, a Mississippi family is using a Christmas gift to give back to people on the COVID-19 front lines.

Greg and Ben Brooks are giving back during the pandemic with the help of their dad and a 3D printer.

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Dad Jason Brooks found an organization asking for anonymous help donating face shields.

“It was a Christmas gift — and my dad commandeered it,” Greg Brooks said.

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Greg Brooks

Jason Brooks knew they could use the printer to help.

“We have the means to do it, we have the ability to do it and we definitely have the time to do it,” he said.

“No matter how small the job is, it just feels good to help during this time,” Ben Brooks said.

The trio downloaded a template and got to work making the shields to send to health care workers.

“There was a lot to go into the design aspect. The visor we have now is a lot sturdier than the original design,” Greg Brooks said.

face shield

Ben Brooks

The family’s kitchen now serves as an assembly line of sorts. They’ve gotten more pictures of people wearing their creation who want more.

“It was pretty cool seeing how thankful they are for our work,” Ben Brooks said.

So far, the Brooks family has shipped more than 300 face shields to New York, New Jersey and Boston. They are in the process of finishing another large order to send out.

The family’s goal is to send dozens of masks to a new hospital or health care office every two weeks.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.