“Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs.” - Mother Teresa
It is hard to believe it has been a year since we formed this group. Since then, we’ve had hundreds of volunteers sew, collect, and deliver 10,793 masks to nearly 30 county departments and non-profits in Chester County.
Our group has grown into hundreds of volunteers. We had masks sewn by groups of friends, mothers and daughters, and church members, as a family. Among our incredible volunteers, we’ve had some power sewers who created an astonishing amount of masks and hours:
- Helen Garthwaite: No idea of how many hours, but around 1,100 masks. Guessing around 275 hours, assuming 15 minutes a mask. All donated to the VA, various local organizations, and the local community.
- Regina Koch:1700 total, of which approximately 1000 for Chester County Hospital, 300 for a hospice organization, another 300 for friends, family and neighbors, and another 100 or so for the Masketeers. I estimated about 15 minutes for each mask, so that would come out to about 425 hours, or about 53 (8-hour days). Sounds about right, just a drop in the bucket I’m sure. You guys have done and continue to do an amazing job! Soooo glad to have contributed my little part.
- Eva Miller: 1309 masks to the Masketeers and another 706 for Main Line Health, Geisinger Health and Senior facilities.
- Marcia Gasser: 3000 total masks, ear savers and lanyards. 2000 for Chester County Masketeers.