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McLennan County kids making masks for Central Texas first responders

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:20:33-04

WACO, TX — Reyna Reyes and her mother began Waco Masks Seamstress just last Friday.

As a former trauma nurse, Reyna knew the need for masks and medical supplies was growing.

“We were worried about running out of medical supplies there. And were talking about things we could just reorder or go down the street or ask for some, but now were talking about a massive shortage where you cant even order them,” said Reyna Reyes.

The group now has a few extra hands.

Kids began watching their mothers working hard to make masks and wanted to do their part.

“Certainly I think the kids are loving it as well, because they feel like they are being apart of something that is great in Waco. I'm sure these momma’s are telling that these are for doctors and nurses,” said Reyna Reyes.

Abby and Lilly May are just some of the local Waco kids who wanted to help.

They say they discovered a new hobby in the process.

“I would say sewing it like.. Using the machine,” said Abby May.

“I like sewing, I like ironing, I like threading, I like to do everything,” said Lilly May.

The May family has already made sixty masks.

Lilly and Abby both plan to make another thirty each on their own.

If your clinic or organization needs masks, you can send your request to Kim Meadors at kimgmeadors@gmail.com.

Waco Masks Seamstresses now has over 70 seamstresses in the group in the collaborative effort to work to mask patients and healthcare providers in McLennan County.

Waco Masks Seamstress for COVID is a part of the COVID19 Community Partners Coalition which includes: Greater Waco Chamber, H-E-B, ARC Events- Action Rental Waco, VIsiting Angels, WRS Group- Scott Salmans, Shipp Belting Company, M. Lipsitz and Company, LTD., Antioch, Crestview Church of Christ, Heart of Texas Foam & Fabric, Couture tailoring by Roxana Robles, Central Presbyterian Church Waco/Woodway Texas, Church of the Open Door, Family of Faith WC, Waco, Pinpoint Designs, First Central Credit Union, Larry Brem, Be Ladybirds Boutique.