Methodist in the Media

Volunteer Group and Business Team Up to Aid Health Care Workers

Published: April 4, 2020

Just three pieces of materials: elastic, a spool of thread and a grocery bag. It's a simple, yet brilliant idea that will help protect those working so diligently to help others.

"This is the N95 mask, and this is the mask that all the volunteers made," said Judy Fletcher of Celtic Quilter. "It will go over the mask, and it will prolong its use for our doctors and medical staff."

They made 10,000 mask covers. But before they can be handed out, they have to be cleaned.

"We immediately thought this is our opportunity to help fight the virus and help our healthcare professionals stay safe," said Casey Walker of Max I. Walker Cleaners. "This is something we know how to do, we've been doing it for 103 years in the community. It was a no-brainer for us to pick up the phone and try to help."

KMTV: Volunteer group and business team up to aid health care workers