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Local mask warriors ask the community for help to meet growing face mask demand

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SCHOFIELD, Wis. (WAOW) -- All of us here at News 9 are "Wisconsin proud" of everyone out there making masks, specifically one woman and her friends.

Carol Gruening has been making face masks for months. But it all started when her son wanted to paint his car and needed a mask. So she started to sew.

Carol realized she needed some help so she asked her friends. The masks they made have been donated to organizations and residents in the community who cannot afford them. However, as demand continues to grow so does the number of masks they're making.

"We have now gotten to make nearly 7,000 with just 5 or 6 people," said Carol. She went on to say, "it would be terrible if someone called and said I need 100 masks and I could not fulfill that order."

In the meantime as they wait for more people to help make the masks, these women have leaned on Local 565 and Greenheck for help.

The manufacturer supplies these mask-makers with the thin metal-sheet--needed for the nose-strip.

While their help made a difference, these warriors could use a few more hands-on-deck.

If you would like to help these warriors in any way or assist in the making of the masks, call Carol at (715) 298-9764. Or if you're interested in making a monetary donation, head to Associated Bank in Rothschild and say you would like to make a donation to Save a Life.

Amanda Lojewski

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