LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - An Oak Grove sewing shop is making things easier on the local medical community by sewing face masks.
Regina Williams is no stranger to the long hours in the medical field. That’s why she, along with others at The Stitchin’ Post, are giving back to those working so hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I was a health care provider for 42 years before I retired," Williams said. “I know what their needs are like and I know they need these masks. They need to be able to take care of other people and in order to take care of other people, they have to take care of themselves.”
So far, the group has made more than 200 masks for medical professionals in the Pine Belt.
“We just heard that there was a need, and this is something that we are all capable of doing,” Williams said. "We’ve all been sewing and quilting for years and we’re able to put our talents to use to help other people.”
Williams is also offering to send out templates for those wanting to help out from home.
“If anybody would like to have the pattern to make masks at home or within their groups, whether it be church groups or sewing groups, I’ll be glad to send them a link to the pattern and then they can join in and help from home themselves," Williams said.
If you would like a template, you can call the shop at 601-268-5545.