A Giving Tree Of Masks In Iowa – GNSOTD Thur, Apr 23rd 2020

It’s been a trend since the news that Personal Protective Equipment was running shy; people stepping in to create Face Masks at home.

Deb Siggins, 55, of Lisbon, Iowa, began her effort to assist a local hospital, when she heard that UnityPoint Health’s St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids had sent out a request asking people to sew masks for their health care workers who were facing shortages. She filled that order and since has sewn hundreds of face masks.

“My goal was to do 100 for the hospital, but then my friends and family wanted some and it just snowballed,” Siggins said. “It went crazy, I’m getting so many requests from everywhere to the point where I can’t keep up.”

But the trouble comes in how to get them to those who need them without endangering herself and others by breaking Social Distancing guidelines? Deb came up with a solution – she hangs the masks on a tree for family, friends, and anyone else to come and grab one. She says she restocks often and the masks are often gone within a day; but she won’t stop until the Pandemic is over.

Deb Siggins efforts are your Good News Story of the Day, which you can find in full here, but it’s important to remember she is not the only one putting forth this effort. There are plenty of people out there who are here to help and God bless each and every one of them.

As a safety reminder, if you are using a home made mask, please remember to do so safely.

Story and Image from CNN.

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