Luís Onofre joins the fight against COVID-19

Luís Onofre joins the fight against COVID-19
March 27, 2020

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The brand shifted production resources to start providing non-surgical masks to support personal in health institutions

As the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects continue to be felt across the world, it is every individual and every company’s job to do everything we can to mitigate its effects. We can all contribute in different ways.

For some of us, our job is simply to stay home, stay safe, and follow health guidelines.

For others, such as police officers, essential workers, waste management professionals, postal workers, and many others, that is not an option.

We are appreciative to all.

Our healthcare workers are fighting this disease in the frontlines. They are taking care of the ill, saving lives, protecting our communities.

The Luís Onofre family could never stand idly by while health and support professionals are putting their lives and the lives of their family members at risk.

This is why, following the example of Vitorino Coelho, we have retooled our production facilities, and are now producing non-surgical masks, as many as we possibly can to support personal in these institutions.

We are currently producing 400 to 500 support masks a day, and we intend to up those numbers to 800 by the end of the week.

We will be donating them to hospitals, local health clinics, the Red Cross and nursing homes sheltering our most vulnerable, completely free of charge.

We will be donating the masks to charities connected to this cause like: Hospital Famalicão, Hospital Santa Maria da Feira, Centro Dial, Lar Geribranca, Cruz Vermelha, Lar Pinheiro da Bemposta, Lar Pro outeiro.

There’s an old Mr. Rogers quote that always comes up in times of crisis: «When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me: “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”»

This crisis affects all of us. We all need to be the helpers. We are committed to doing our part.

For our customers, we’re extending free shipping. For every single one of you, anywhere in the world. So that while the heroes are on the frontline, your home can still feel like home.