We all have been impacted in one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. The residents of the greater NYC and NJ areas have been hit especially hard, seeing numbers that greatly outpace other areas of the country and the globe. Over the past month, our team has done what we can to help ensure electrical power distribution solutions for pop-up temporary health care , expansions, and facility conversions. We've been able to make some small PPE contributions to local hospitals through the use of 3D printing technology. Unfortunately, last week our team began to see requests for assistance with temporary morgue facilities as the number of local deaths continue to rise.
Through all of this, the eldery population has been disproportionately impacted across the globe. To do a small part in helping the eldery population in the most impacted area of greater NYC, I am raising donation funds for the CityMeals on Wheels of New York, the designated emergency responder for the city's senior citizen population. They serve anywhere from 20,000 - 30,000 eldery New York residents, too frail to shop or cook for themselves, through home delivery of nutritious meals and regular wellness check-ins. Since the state's stay-at-home order was issued, Citymeals has delivered more than 120,000 freshly prepared meals.
To assist in raising these funds, I am committing to do the "4-4-48 Challenge" made popular by former Navy Seal, David Goggins. The challenge requires running 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 straight hours, for a total of 48 miles in 48 hours. My hope is to inspire others to consider making a donation to this great organization, or another of your choosing in your local community. No matter how frustrating or tough the current situation may seem, there are always others out there who are dealing with far worse conditions.