Heartland Home Health & Hospice Receives Mask Donation from Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors
Heartland Home Health and Hospice Serving Northeastern Wisconsin recently received a donation of face masks from Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors.
Part of a 50-state network, Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors connects those in need of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and community members who sew and donate hand-made, non-medical grade face masks for the most vulnerable. All over Wisconsin people are buying fabric, sewing and donating masks for health care workers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, hospitals and the military.
According to Melissa Shea, Heartland Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, this is a well-organized endeavor which includes mask drop off and delivery. “It’s quite an amazing group, which is being led by my friend Liz. She started the group and has been expediting since March,” said Melissa.
Local volunteer, Jeni Klein, made and donated 50 cloth masks for the Heartland team. “I started making masks because I have seen first-hand how devastating viral infections like COVID-19 can be to the individuals they infect,” said Jeni. “I am honored to be able to help our community stay healthy. If even one life can be saved from my masks, it is worth it.”
“We will be wearing the masks while in the office and while with patients and their families to maintain infection control,” said Melissa. “I feel honored to have been provided masks and it is so refreshing to know that there are others willing to donate their time to keeping our staff and patients safe,” she said.