This selfless seventh grader from the South Side taught himself how to sew to make masks for essential workers.
Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve seen many heartwarming displays of humanity that have given us hope amid this turbulent time. In Chicago, Darius Mason has already sewn over 400 masks for essential employees after seeing people he loves fall ill to this virus.
As Block Club Chicago recently reported, Mason and his mother began this project in order to provide protective equipment to essential workers within their family. However, the word quickly spread and now, with help from his family, they’ve distributed masks to: Chicago Police Department, employees of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center (where his cousin works), and nurses in the area.
Each #MasonMask is accompanied with an instructional on how to wash and wear the mask, as well as CDC-recommended precautionary information on how to stay healthy.
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📢 PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 📺 Working At/In The Largest Juvenile Detention Center, In The Country, As Staff I Encounter Plenty. With COVID-19 Approaching It's Peak It Is Pertinent That ALL Sanitary Precautions Are Taken Seriously – Even If It's Deemed Irrational By Others I'm Supporting My Cousin As He, With The Help Of His Mother, Continues To Work Diligently In Making Sure That First Responders/Essential Staff Who Don't Have Access To The Necessary PPE Have What We Need While We're At Work 👇🏽 PLEASE…If You're In Need Of A Mask Pls Order One. You Can Inbox My Cousin @cikeamonique To Place All Orders. **THESE ARE REUSABLE MASKS & CAN BE WASHED** #MasonMask #King_Darius_M #ContainTheVirusSpreadTheLove #InThisTogether #PPE #PersonalProtectiveEquipment #Mask #covid_19 #ServiceProject #TheShadeRoom
While Darius has a heavy workload, between his school work and looking after his brothers, he says that he will continue with his #MasonMask mission so that he can protect others from the serious disease.
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