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Halfway Point sews masks for COVID-19 crisis

Posted at 10:03 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 22:03:36-04

Masks are in high demand right now to help protect seniors as well as health care professionals.

Sampson Reichard, owner of Halfway Point in Tallahassee, sees the increased demand as an opportunity that squares up with the business's mission to create a zero-waste lifestyle, all while putting things to good use.

They're using extra-fabric scraps to craft disposable masks to donate to those on the front lines of the COVID 19 crisis.

"We're participating in a mutual aid drive run by Queer Tallahassee -- an organization that uplifts queer and trans people in our Big Bend area. Because we already had a prototype with re-usable facemasks and we had that experience, we are donating facemasks to their drive that will be donated to high risk and at need communities and organizations in our area."

The mask you see Sampson making here has...four layers, unlike many handmade masks which only have two.

They have seventeen seamstresses sewing across the Big Bend with tutorials available online for anyone who would like to help.

Their goal is to donate at least one-hundred masks.