DSR’S COVID-19 Relief Efforts
After just two races, the NHRA season was halted in mid-March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. DSR wasted no time jumping into action, and by the end of the month, DSM Precision Manufacturing (DSM) was utilizing its two Stratasys FDM 3D printers to churn out headbands that were used for medical face shields in healthcare facilities.
Recognizing the growing need in her own community, Leah Pruett sprang into action by committing to donate 100% of the proceeds of her Cameo sales to her local food pantry, the Havasu Community Health Foundation Food Bank, in mid-April. Thanks to fan support, Pruett was able to deliver a donation check in the amount of $2,025 to the nonprofit organization which helps to feed those in need in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Later that month, DSR launched a teamwide campaign where DSR’s roster of drivers joined more than 100 of the world’s most elite athletes and sports organizations in the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s ‘Athletes for COVID-19 Relief’ program. Drivers raided their closets and auctioned off authentic team-used apparel and gear to raise nearly $10,000 for the cause. DSR’s efforts helped to inspire other NHRA teams, including John Force Racing and Kalitta Motorsports, to join the cause. In total, more than $265,000 was raised by all participating athletes and teams.