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COVID-19 Local
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June 2, 2020


5/12/2020 1:33:00 PM
Rotonda West women sewing masks for health workers
Maureen Treece, group seamstress, strikes a Rosie pose.
Maureen Treece, group seamstress, strikes a Rosie pose.

When Vickie Shuffit, a retired physical therapist who lives in Rotonda West, realized that health care workers on the front lines of the the COVID-19 battle did not have adequate PPE, she went into action. She recruited her Rotonda West neighbors and friends and formed a group of women who began making masks for healthcare workers and others in need. One of the first people to respond was Ellyn Nadeau who began collecting donated fabric and other materials needed to make masks. Soon, the group grew to over 30 women who offered their skills in buying materials, matching fabric, cutting, ironing, assembling, sewing and delivering masks. Recently, the Rotonda Mask Makers achieved a lofty goal: they delivered their 1000th mask! Their masks have gone to healthcare workers, sick children, nursing home staff and residents, in-home care givers, veterans in a veterans’ home and others in need. They could not have achieved their goals without generous donations from Jay Rainey (State Farm Ins.) and many others. To date, the Rotonda Mask makers are still busy emulating “Rosie the Riveter” by stepping up to the plate when their community was in need. 







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