There are many people who are working on the front lines today, including postal carriers, delivery drivers, first responders, and healthcare providers. Christy Hanbyul is a military wife who spoke to Fox news about how they keep Americans safe.
Those who work in these essential industries have to show up every day for work, even though the risk of contracting COVID-19 is at a very high level. Hundreds of thousands of people have already died in the United States and tens of millions have been infected.
Na is the wife of a third-year resident who works at a hospital in Sacramento, California. She wanted to do something to lift the spirits of those frontline workers, so she does her part to make homemade masks and distribute them through the community.
As you can imagine, this is quite an undertaking, but she was helped in the creation process from some tiny hands.
Na has learned how to sew facemasks during her downtime and she has already made and created more than 100 at two elementary schools on the Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. They are not for the school kids, it is so the school kids can help decorate them. The effort is known as the “frontline superhero mask project.”
Children who are at the Travis Elementary School and Scandia Elementary School can go to a collection bin at those schools, grab a mask, and start decorating. Most of the parents of those students also work on the front lines.
Na’s vision for this process is to have military families and military children work together to show their appreciation for those who are working hard on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
After she gathers the finished masks, they quarantine for 72 hours. She also takes things a step further to kill germs by running them through a cycle in her dryer. They are then combined into larger care packages for distribution along with a thank you card, some candy, and pictures of the children who make the masks.
“I just wanted the children to know and understand that…Captain America isn’t just the only superhero that you see,” she said to the oulet. “It’s those grocery store workers, the mail clerk at the postal office, the firefighters, the police officers, the nurses, the janitorial staff at the hospital.”
The front line workers at Travis Air Force Base are getting about 40 donated gift bags, each containing 3-5 masks. Distributions were also slated to happen in some nearby cities, including Sacramento, Vacaville, and Fairfield during Christmas.