Woman makes 700 masks for her community, complete with welcoming front-yard display

‘I had a lot of material donated, so I just keep making them’

Anyone need a mask?
Anyone need a mask? (Photo provided by Jackie Moore)

Jackie Moore knows how to sew, and has ever since junior high.

Her mother signed her up for lessons, growing up.

But she insists she’s no professional, and just sticks to the basics.

Still, creating 700 face masks seems to transcend just “the basics,” wouldn’t you say?

Moore’s personal project started in April, when Gleaners Community Food Bank asked for help from the community in making face masks for the group’s volunteers, and Moore decided she would lend a hand.

The organization sent out a pattern, Moore followed it, and she didn’t mind doing it. Then at some point, she decided she’d keep going.

Now she estimates she’s made hundreds of face masks for anyone who needs one.

Moore, who lives in Warren, has a display on her front lawn, encouraging people to help themselves.

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