Community joins in mask-making effort


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

With the CDC’s new recommendations that everyone wear a protective mask or some kind of facial covering in public, many are making masks. In Irvington, Becky Marsh and her father, 92-year-old Jimmie Jackson, make masks in Jackson’s kitchen for family use.

WHITE STONE—A month ago as the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread across the country and the need for personal protective equipment became a growing concern, Rev. Judi Sifferd was inspired to answer the call.

“We are the hands and feet of Christ and as such we want to be helpful,” said Rev. Judi, the discipleship pastor at White Stone Church of the Nazarene and organizer of Sew with Purpose. The community organization is calling on anyone who can to help, from cutting to sewing, with its face mask-making efforts.

“When I saw there was a need, I thought I’ve got to have an organized plan,” she said. “I felt like there needed to be some order to what needed to happen.”

Rev. Judi had two quilters among her church family and called on them for…

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