Doing her part by staying at home didn’t seem like enough. Cathleen O’Neal wanted to do more to help her neighbors and the world get through the COVID-19 crisis.
As Georgia College’s Costume Supervisor—charged with making costumes for productions performed by the department of theatre—O’Neal put her sewing skills to good use. In less than a week, she constructed and donated 30 surgical and N-95 masks for hospitals in Atlanta.
Working on her next batch now, O’Neal hopes to also donate masks to Navicent Health in Baldwin County. Hospitals globally are running short of protective facial guards for medical personnel to wear.
“It’s all about being resourceful and trying to help out in ways that you can,” O’Neal said. “Even if you’re only allowed to do one donation, please do it. Because the longer this goes on, the more masks they’re gonna need.”