A teacher who turned his home into a PPE factory during the pandemic was honored with a new car

With all the difficult and draining news out in the world right now, we were happy to read this heartwarming story of a teacher who is going above and beyond to help protect frontline workers. Mazda recently honored him with a new car. Via CNN.

When health care workers were running out of personal protective equipment as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States, a middle school shop teacher in New Jersey decided he had to help.

Jason Erdreich turned his own home into a factory where he used 3D printers to make thousands of masks for his community during the pandemic.

“I mean I had to,” Erdreich, 26, told CNN. “I had the resources to help, I was able to help, I couldn’t not help others that were doing so much to help us. Front line workers were, and are, doing so much to care for us, someone needs to make sure they are taken care of too. I’m glad I was able to contribute to that.”

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