According to Fred Rogers, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we have been helped by wonderfully kind local craftspeople who have hand sewn masks for us to support our organization during this challenging time. Our thanks to the following groups and individuals who have been making masks to help Cornerstone VNA:
- The Tara Estates community in Rochester, NH started the Tara Estates Mask Brigade, a team that came together securing materials, specifically elastic, cotton material and storage bags then sewing and delivering hundreds of masks to local organizations in need like Cornerstone VNA. Our grateful thanks to all who have volunteered. In addition to their mask donation for our staff, the Mask Brigade will be making more masks for the caregivers of our patients, knowing that they will have to go out to grocery shop or pick up medicines and a mask for themselves would bring some measure of comfort.
- Judey from the Cocheco Quilters Guild and Seacoast Mask Makers brought us a wonderful selection of handmade masks and said that “Every health care worker is a brave shining star in my mind.” We deeply appreciate her kind words.
- A big shout out to Sue who drove over an hour this week to come and bring us 25 homemade masks for our clinicians and told us to call her when we needed more.
- We have also received mask deliveries from Jean from Hooked, Quilts by Sylvia, Jackie from our NH Senior Companion volunteer program, our office volunteer Carmen and her neighbor Sandy, and many, many more. Thank you all!
Yep, we are humbled and inspired by these thoughtful helpers…and we are so deeply grateful.
To learn how you can help, contact Cornerstone VNA at 603-332-1133. For more information about COVID-19 and helpful resources, please click here.