JAGUAR LAND ROVER CANADA PROVIDES VEHICLES FOR COVID‑19 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DELIVERY INCLUDING LAND ROVER DEFENDER AND LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
JLR Canada Partners with Hospitals to deliver Personal Protective Equipment
(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – March 26, 2020 – Jaguar Land Rover Canada has made Land Rover off-road vehicles and drivers available to hospitals in Canada to assist in the collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), amid Canada’s coronavirus outbreak.
"The extraordinary health emergency we are going through requires everyone's commitment," said Wolfgang R. Hoffmann, President of Jaguar Land Rover Canada. “We want to do anything we can to help the community."
Hospitals urgently need these supplies to fight COVID‑19, says Dr. Michael Warner, medical director of critical care at Toronto's Michael Garron Hospital.
“The core concept of our program is to ensure that people and businesses who have PPE to donate are not discouraged by the thought of having to leave their homes to deliver to a hospital,” added Hoffmann, “Land Rover will do this for them.”
Any person or business can go to the website www.theppedrive.com to donate their unused, unexpired supplies. Land Rover will dispatch a team to collect the items.
"There's no more important issue in Canada right now" than getting and distributing these supplies to healthcare workers, Warner said.
Tattoo parlours, nail salons, estheticians, dental, veterinary and cosmetic surgery clinics could all have these supplies, said Warner. Private and government labs could also have PPE on hand to donate. "This is out there in society," said Warner. "We need to gather it and distribute it to the places that need it."
Land Rover has been making vehicles available to assist in natural disasters and humanitarian work around the world for over 65 years. Land Rover and the International Federation of the Red Cross has a global partnership to focus on disaster preparedness and response initiatives.