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Tent rental industry CARES Day
he tent rental industry is sponsoring a
nationwide "CARES" day on Aug. 29,
2020, to show appreciation for the frontline
medical workers who have supported the
response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The
intention is to help inspire the creation of
dozens if not hundreds of events nationwide.
The events will be independently put
together by members of IFAI's Tent Rental
Division (TRD), ARA, MATRA, other
manufacturers and those directly in the tent
rental community. In addition to the importance of the appreciation event for the
healthcare workers, there is an additional signiϐicance of the event itself. The hope
is to focus these events in outdoor spaces utilizing tents and other event rental
equipment to show that there are safe ways for people to gather.
To participate, consider reaching out to local hospitals, ambulance squads,
ϐirehouses and urgent care centers. Thank them for their efforts and let them know
your plan for Aug. 29. Invite local media and dignitaries and promote the event on
social media.

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Sponsor a barbecue at your
facility under a tent.
Sponsor a lunch under a tent
at a hospital.
Sponsor an ice cream social
under a tent.
Hold a happy hour under a
tent at a local venue.
Hold a special "Healthcare
Worker" day/hour/time at
restaurants using tents.
Hold an "open house" at your
facility to show how the tents
are made (manufacturers)
or a meet and greet with your
employees (manufacturers
and/or rental companies).

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Family fun day at your facility
for healthcare workers and
families (tents, bounce houses
and games).
Host a local band with a
barbecue under a tent.
Volunteer at a local food bank.
Offer coupons for ϐirst
responders to redeem for
tent rentals at a later date.
Enlist the help of local
partners to participate to
help with any cost.
Work with local restaurants
(they do the food, you do
the tent).

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and
clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote
the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses.
The group was formed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The alliance has been instrumental in providing resources to the tent rental
community, including organized outreach to political leaders, marketing assets
for tent renters, tent cleaning best practices and the general promotion of
outdoor tented events.
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