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Milwaukee church, volunteers make and deliver masks to protect inmates at county jail

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Groups are working together to help keep inmates in the Milwaukee County Jail safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The group delivered about 500 masks Tuesday morning, April 28, for inmates to wear to help protect them from the virus. 

Ten people from the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, alongside the Sheboygan County Mask Makers, pitched in by making the masks for the inmates. 

One organizer from the church, Scot Henry,s aid officials at the jail told him they had not been approached by anyone about helping them out by donating masks, and they really appreciate the gesture. 

Henry said everyone deserves to be safe no matter what their life circumstance is. 

"We’re all humans in this together and I understand there are plenty of the people receiving the masks that wouldn’t return the favor, but for those that would I hope that will help them get through this crisis. Keep them alive. Help take the pressure off the health system and maybe they’ll go on to do better things,” Henry said.

Organizers say they plan to continue to make masks until at least the end of May. 






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