What started as a need to do SOMETHING among a few ERUUF friends turned into an undertaking no one could have imagined. Since March 16, the Mighty Mask Brigade has produced and donated over 10,000 masks.
The brigade is made up of over 150 people who have spent hours each week procuring and cutting fabric, cutting and knotting cotton cording, sewing, and distributing high-quality masks for donation to members of our community. The recipients have included the elderly, low-income housing residents, clinics serving meat packers and their families, farmworkers, folks recently released from jail, folks still incarcerated, Meals on Wheels recipients, retirement communities and nursing homes, folks in hospice care, grocery and retail clerks, the homeless, Durham firefighters, El Futuro, Lincoln Community Health Clinic, El Centro Hispano, Fed EX, Amazon drivers and more.
Scroll down to watch a video montage of expressions of gratitude from some of our recipients. Thanks to the 30+ members of ERUUF who have participated and contributed to the efforts of our brigade. We're still making masks, largely focusing on the 70,000 migrant farmworkers and their families who come here each summer to harvest our fields.