The CEO of My Pillow says his company is switching over 75 percent of its production to make masks for health care workers who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike Lindell, the CEO and inventor of My Pillow, told Fox News Friday he got the idea to make the masks after hearing President Trump urge the “private sector to get involved.”
“My passion has always been to help people. What a better time?” he said.
Lindell, a well-known Christian, said My Pillow worked with the Trump administration to discover what was needed. The company specializes in cotton products and “got the prototype three days ago” for its mask, Lindell said Friday.
.@MyPillowUSA is proud to answer the Presidents call to action as we are producing much needed face masks to help protect our brave medical workers on the frontlines of this invisible war. It’s time for manufacturers across the USA to help @realdonaldtrump. #KeepAmericaSafe pic.twitter.com/MZasMFX1LU— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) March 26, 2020
“It took us three days to change over a 200,000 [square-foot] factory into all-production for these masks,” he said. “We're making right now about 10,000 a day, and I'm hoping to get up to 50,000 a day very fast.”
My Pillow is “working with both the small kind of forgotten little, little hospitals” and larger hospitals, too.
Lindell urged other companies to “see what you can do out there” in the fight against COVID-19.
The CEO’s faith story – he formerly was a drug addict – has inspired Christians around the world. In 2019, he told the Salvation Army how Jesus saved him from an addiction to crack.
“I used to only pray when I was in trouble or for God to get me out of this situation or that,” Lindell said. “Now, I am proactive in my prayers, I’m staying in the Word, praying, having the Holy Spirit, and being led by Him.
“Every day I’m reading the Bible and journaling and praying. I’m in prayer groups. During the day, any decisions I make, I pray about them at My Pillow.”
His Twitter bio reads: “Inventor and CEO of MyPillow. Evangelist. Author. Former Crack-Addict.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.