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Classic LifeCare is Grateful for Hand-Made Masks for Employees

By April 9, 2020Moments

Superheroes wear masks, but during the COVID-19 Pandemic, superheroes also make masks.

Classic LifeCare, responding to the CDC recommendation for Health Care Workers to wear masks when in the community and with clients, put a request out for help making and sourcing cloth masks.

The response has been overwhelming.

Thank you to the employees, friends, family members and strangers who have pulled out their sewing machines and creatively collected supplies to make masks for us to distribute to our heard working employees.

“It has been incredible to see these masks coming in,” says Susan Fulton, Clinical Leader. “We were excited to know we could acquire some cloth masks but had to wait until we actually had them in our possession, as materials are scarce, and the sewers had to be quite resourceful in finding elastic and cloth.”

Susan says it has been inspiring and humbling to witness people rising to the challenge, some of them working for free and donating supplies.

Andrea Warren, Executive Leader for Classic, found a friend of a friend on Vancouver Island who is making 30 cloth masks for Classic employees.

Andrea exchanged the first batch of masks for a tray of warm cookies she baked.

Vancouver Clinical Nursing Supervisor, Simi, enlisted her mom to make a bunch of masks. Due to elastic shortages, they improvised and used elastic from medical shoe covers.

Thank you Classic LifeCare employees Sandra from Alberta and Doreena from Prince George for the many masks you made. Also, Tammy Weiss, Classic LifeCare Comox Clinical/Operations Leader, has her aunt to thank for a bunch of masks for Comox employees.

Classic LifeCare employees who want one of these masks can please call the office to get one. Extra masks will be donated to our health care partners for their employees.

Thank you everyone who worked so hard to make these for us.