We Americans have always faced great challenges head on, with concern not just for ourselves, but for the whole country. The facts of the coronavirus pandemic are now clear: the virus has arrived on our shores, it is contagious, and infection rates are growing fast. The risk is real.
It is also clear is that we can each protect ourselves, our families and our communities through simple changes in behavior. We strongly encourage you to follow CDC guidelines on how best to protect yourselves. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html). “Social distancing” won’t be easy, but it’s a small sacrifice to make to keep our family, our neighbors and ourselves safe.
Our own perspectives are informed by decades in the shooting sports, where we see these American ideals in practice at every competition: a keen sense of responsibility and a deep love of family and community. We maintain a “healthy distance” from fellow competitors, first and foremost, because we compete with guns. As competitive shooters, we know that looking out for others is even more important than winning.
We want to look out for each other right now, and we invite you to join us. We have created the TechwearUSA America★Strong shirt because we know that America is Strong. We won’t let this virus defeat us. For every shirt purchased, we will make a $20 contribution to World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which works to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic in the USA and around the world. To double our impact, we will make our contribution through Facebook, which has pledged to match the first $10 million in contributions.
America is strong. And we will get through this. All of us. Together.
Bob Novak & Joe Procopio