Several members of the Mary Bryan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are making facemasks daily for various Southside facilities and businesses. Chapter members Carolyn Ferraro, JoAn Nichols, Candy Close, Jill Werner, Cathy Pollachek, Laura Manning and Molly Chizum began sewing this month with Vicki Kurtz picking up and delivering needed supplies to sew the masks.
As of April 15, nearly 900 masks have been sewn and donated by the chapter to the community as part of the national DAR initiative, Service to America from Home. Individual donations of materials provided DAR members with needed sewing items, particularly with the recent state-mandated closures of fabric stores that resulted in online orders being placed.
Facilities that requested facemasks included Community Hospital South, Franciscan Health Network, Dialysis Center of Indianapolis and American Senior Communities. The chapter also provided masks to Gray Goat Bicycle Company employees at all four locations, a veterinary clinic and the Main Street Post Office in Greenwood.