College Senior Is Sewing Reusable Face Masks For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Community.
“I felt like there was a huge population that was being looked over,” Lawrence said. “We’re all panicking right now and so a lot of people are just not being thought of.”
The deaf and hard of hearing need masks with plastic inserts that allow them to see more of each other’s faces.
She is using bedsheets, clear plastic sheeting and elastic to create the reusable masks and a GoFundMe page raised more than $3,000 to help fund the project.
As word got out about her project, she’s received dozens of orders.
They’re provided free of cost because Lawrence believes now is the time to help one another.
Meet 21-year-old Ashley, a senior at @eku.
She decided to turn her stir-craziness into a chance to make a difference for a community she’s studying to serve.
— Claire Kopsky (@ClaireMKopsky) March 31, 2020