St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care holds mask-a-thon

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Volunteers in Milwaukee came together on Wednesday, May 13 to make masks.

Workers from the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care held a mask-a-thon. The goal was to assemble around 700 masks as part of the Mask up MKE initiative.

The volunteers were cleared by the United Way, making sure none had any COVID-19 symptoms. The St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care provides child and adult day services for people of all abilities. The center is closed due to the pandemic, but leaders say this is one way for them to help.

"The St. Ann’s message is that we want to show compassion," COO Diane Beckley. "So we know that this disease has impacted so many lives and we know that one of the ways to get closer to the curve is to supply masks and for people to recognize that being masked up is very important."

The masks will have a 72-hour quarantine period and then will be distributed throughout the community by Habitat for Humanity.



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