If it weren't for a dentist in Montana, a Boy Scout in Vancouver, and a company in Southern California, I would wield a great machine and nothing more. Sure, plenty of companies have put things out in the open for folks to print. In fact, there are so many people ready to help. These are the three who I leaned on first. The dentist brought us MakeTheMasks.com which details how to print N95-style masks. The Boy Scout brought us the ear guard straps to alleviate the stress on the ears while wearing surgical masks. The company brought us a design for a face shield for medical professionals to don in times of need.
If you have a 3D printer, then great. Put it to work, find someone in your area to donate the finished products to, and feel great about it. My wife, who has a gift with making in her own way, has sewn over 25 masks and has plenty more on the way, giving them to friends and family.
If you have neither a printer or a sewing skillset, there are other ways to help.
Help a food bank in your area
Send crafts and notes to nursing homes
Order take out once in a while
Stay home unless you need to get supplies
Please, please, please take care of yourself, too
This sucks. It all sucks. Trust me, I have feelings about getting back to baseball, work, life as we knew it. The reality is, though, that the only way to get over it is to go through it (Goin' On A Bear Hunt, anyone?).
Makers make, builders build, and helpers help.
Try to be one of those, for someone, at this time.
Happy "Seeing The Need" Fishing