Simple Acts and Tremendous Responses
As the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting our lives, it was the communication between a son and his mother, Ka Russum, which started something special in our communities. After a casual conversation with her son, who works for a health care distributor, Ka began sewing and reaching out to form a group that would go on to create and donate over 5,000 masks.
Russum, understanding the seriousness of the situation as her son described it, immediately called her close friend, Claire Curtis for assistance. They worked diligently but soon realized that the need was much greater than just the two of them could fulfill. Russum and Curtis then asked for help from friends and neighbors. They were amazed by the tremendous response.
Soon the group had grown to nearly 70 people. Together they were all stitching, cutting, folding, ironing, and delivering masks. These dedicated individuals are still sewing and providing approximately 200 masks per day to health care facilities, businesses, restaurants and individuals. These volunteers have shown tremendous care for their community and we want to give a special thank you to them for their hard work. Hattiesburg Clinic has received over 5,000 mask donations from this group. Our health care workers, patients, and communities are safer because of the generosity and support of conscientious people like these.
Hattiesburg Clinic would like to give a special thank you to these volunteers: