#StayGreater top 5: From a ‘Love Bus’ to 3D-printed medical supplies

A view of St. George taken from the Sugarloaf or Dixie Rock, St. George, Utah, March 26 2020 | File photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

FEATURE — St. George News is making it a point each week to highlight how the Southern Utah community is coming together to help each other through the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the spirit of the #StayGreater campaign, launched by the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office in a call for Southern Utahns to support local businesses, artisans and their neighbors, here are the top 5 stories published in the last week spotlighting the commendable efforts of the community.

‘We’re here to spread the love’; The ‘you know’ love bus performs acts of kindness in St. George

Members of the “you know” brotherhood in front of the love bus, St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Max Ah Quin, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The “you know” idea started about seven years ago when Max Ah Quin and his family began feeding those in need on Saturdays at Vernon Worthen Park. The “you know” idea has since turned into a brotherhood and group of friends who have a bus on which they perform acts of kindness.

Read complete story here.

Czarnowski St. George builds temporary hospital rooms for COVID-19 response

Czarnowski in St. George built 360 makeshift hospital rooms that were shipped to New York for COVID-19 relief, St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Will Camp, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Czarnowski in St. George had to furlough almost all of their employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But when the company was contracted to build makeshift hospital rooms for New York, the St. George location went back to work.

Read complete story here.

Silver Reef brewery uses reserves to produce hand sanitizer strong enough to break down coronavirus

The Silver Reef Brewing Co. in St. George News, Utah, July 19, 2019 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Silver Reef Brewing Co. in St. George normally produces beers and spirits, but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have begun producing hand sanitizer. Using their reserves of spirits, they have began distilling them into their Silver Standard hand sanitizer spray bottles that can be bought at their brewery.

Read complete story here.

Ventilator to host multiple patients; Dixie State professor, interns design and 3D print needed supplies

Austin McLaws (pictured left) and Tito Munoz hold 3D printed medical supplies at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, circa April 2020 | Photo courtesy of David Christensen, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In response to a medical supply request, a professor and two interns from Dixie State University are 3D printing face shields and face masks that attach to HEPA filters. They are also working on refining a design for ventilator splitters so healthcare facilities can use one ventilator for multiple patients at a time.

Read complete story here.

Milgro Nursery partners with UPS to spread joy across Utah with donated flowers

A flower from Milgro Nursery that was delivered by UPS, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Vashti Barlow, St George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Due to cancellations of large orders, a family-owned nursery that started in Oxnard, California, and has a second location in Newcastle has partnered with the United Parcel Service to donate and deliver thousands of flowers with packages throughout Utah and California.

Read complete story here.

Learn more about the #StayGreater campaign here.

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