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Mask Marvel Makes Masks for Leon County Teachers

Posted at 6:18 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 18:18:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Hundreds of volunteers have been rolling through the drive through at Lafayette Presbyterian Church to help Mask Marvel protect Leon County school teachers.

Their goal is to make 5-thousand masks, in packs of ten at a time.
So far -- they have made nearly 500 just this weekend.

The group works with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare to get some of the highest grade filtration material -- comparable to N95's --which first-responders use.

This material is only used once to transport surgical tools. Then, Mask Marvel picks it up, portions it, and pairs it with instructions for sewers to give it new function.

Organizer Ruth Chase says it's the least she could think of to do for teachers, just to say thank you.

"These people are in the classroom sometimes by themselves with 30 or 40 kids and they change peoples lives for the better," says Chase, "and we want to do something to say we understand that and we appreciate that."

The material they're using is 99 percent protective against viruses.
Masks will be required by both teachers and students at all LCS schools.

Chase says although they're starting with 5-thousand, it's likely they'll continue making masks for teachers throughout the school year.

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