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The Faces Behind the Masks

In a proactive step against the spread of Covid-19, Galloway Ridge staff teamed up with the Linus Quilters, as well as additional skilled sewers across the community, to create handmade fabric masks. Nearly a dozen residents rallied together (but separately) to offer their skills, as dozens and dozens of masks starting coming in. With their help, we were able to begin supplying our community with high quality (and stylish!) fabric masks in a matter of days. To ramp up production, Bob Zimmer authorized the purchase of supplies to begin additional production groups, as well as provide kits for home sewers to speed the process. A resident group began working in the Artisan Studio and many Duke Center for Living staff have joined the sewing ranks to cumulatively produce several hundred facemasks for staff and residents. We cannot thank enough our talented resident and staff sewers that continue to donate endless hours of their time to this incredibly important initiative.