LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Several local people are working to help with the mask shortage due to COVID-19.
The Campbell County Family Community Education (FCE), an extension of the UT Extension Office, has been working to make masks and donating them to local clinics. One of the ladies working on the project is Amy Johnson.
When asked why she was making the masks Johnson said, “I truly just wanted to make masks to help protect my family and friends when they need to get out in public. They were quite easy to make; I had several different patterns but found a really simple way to make them from YouTube.” She estimates that she has made around 20 masks and has given them all away. “It’s just nice to help” concluded Johnson.
Another member of the community lending a helping hand is Sue Bray. She said she started making masks because the Lord put it on her heart to do them. Bray hasn’t kept track of how many masks she has made. She has made masks for individuals especially those with health issues and any medical staff who need them. Bray is donating the masks, but shared that so many people are donating elastic, fabric and whatever they can to help. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/15/2020-6AM)