It’s hard to believe that the Coronavirus Lockdown has only been in effect for just over a month now because this “new normal" has felt like an eternity. There’s optimism that COVID-19 cases are gradually declining and some businesses will be re-opening again soon, but social distancing, hand washing, and face protection will certainly continue for quite some time until there is a cure.
It’s also truly amazing that there is still such a need in the healthcare community for even the most basic homemade face masks as an N-95 alternative. Please do not assume that someone else has already provided for them and that hospitals now have everything that they need in order to protect one another. We encourage you to ask them.
Go To Services started sewing masks for our team and donating to others in need since the beginning of this “new normal" shortage, but we were recently introduced to our new friends at Barrow Brain and Spine with St. Joseph’s Hospital because they were very much in need of some help themselves.
During this time, we have found that there is no better feeling than helping some of our frontline heroes by providing some essential layers of protection and that it’s the least that we can do to thank them. We are simply sharing this story and what we have learned with hopes of providing an even greater public awareness and encouragement for those of you who may be interested in joining us.
Hi Ken, this is Heather. Here are some of the pictures of the Barrow family wearing the masks! What an awesome blessing you all have given us! The floors in the hospital all need masks so anything that can be added will go to saving lives and protecting them. GOD bless you all! Be blessed and know that you all are making a great difference in the lives of the hospital community here at St. Joe’s!