Vero Beach Quilters Guild makes 200 masks for SRA staff, volunteers

In collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Sunrise Rotary and VB Quilters Guild, Senior Resource Association now has protective face masks for staff, transit drivers, and volunteers.

On Friday, April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines, recommending that everyone wear a mask when in public. Senior Resource Association (SRA) immediately reached out to the community in an effort to ensure their staff, drivers and volunteers were properly protected.

The Sunrise Rotary Club Vero Beach and Vero Beach Quilters Guild quickly responded. They were already making extra reusable masks for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital staff and offered to make 200 more for SRA. Cleveland Clinic agreed to donate all material.

On April 5, Sunrise Rotary member, Pam O’Donnell, delivered 200 masks to Senior Resource Association.

When the masks were delivered, they were properly disinfected and packaged for distribution. By Monday, April 6, SRA staff and volunteers were given masks to wear during their Meals on Wheels and essential supplies deliveries to at-risk, homebound seniors throughout Indian River County.

“I am amazed and humbled by the outpouring of kindness as our community stands together in isolation, helping each other in this time of need. Our organization was growing increasingly concerned about the lack of face masks available, and the need to protect our staff, volunteers and drivers who continue to work on the front line, ensuring our vulnerable senior population receives food and daily living essentials. Thanks to three organizations working together, we can continue safely providing vital services,” said Karen Deigl, SRA CEO and President.

For more information about Sunrise Rotary VB and our projects visit www.sunriserotaryverobeach.org or ask to attend our current virtual meetings each Wednesday at 6:45 a.m.

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