As the automotive world continues to adjust to the ever-evolving situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kia is taking it upon itself to give back to those working to keep us healthy. As part of its charitable Accelerate the Good program, the carmaker has converted part of its U.S. manufacturing plant to produce up to 200,000 face shields for healthcare workers.
“Giving back in meaningful ways is a key component of Kia Motors’ ‘Give It Everything’ strategy in the U.S. Our Accelerate the Good program identifies areas where Kia can make the biggest impact and we are proud to lend our manufacturing capabilities and talents to produce face shields that will protect America’s courageous healthcare workers,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO, Kia Motors North America.
According to a press release, Kia has also taken precautionary measures to make sure that the workers who are on the floor building the face shields stay as safe as possible. In addition to observing CDC-recommended social distancing practices, employees also wear masks and gloves at all times and have to take regular temperature scans to make sure they aren’t developing a fever.
In addition to providing protective equipment for healthcare workers, the Accelerate the Good program also donated $1 million to nonprofit shelters for homeless youth and implemented a number of new policies to help customers whose finances have been impacted by the pandemic.
All of us here at Gossett Kia are proud to be a part of the Kia family, and applaud its actions to take care of those in need. TO learn more about how we’re keeping you and your family’s safety at the forefront of everything, don’t hesitate to contact us at Gossett Kia.