Meet The Team

News on what we’re doing

This page will include news on our projects. We’d also like to introduce you to the volunteers in the group to get to know them, and learn about where we all come from and what keeps us going.

Meet Mimi Marquis

I never thought answering a call from Dr. Kyle Horton to help administer a Facebook group would end up leading me to be a co-founder of this effort. My background is in the travel industry, and I have no medical, or sewing background (Eric, my husband, will go on about how he bought me a sewing machine for Christmas over a decade ago because I wanted one, and it sat collecting dust, and complain about how I made him move it from house to house).

I do, however, have experience in project management, and love organizing events. In my current job, I also have experience in creating forms, content management, so these skills came in handy when it turned out that there would be no other organizers with Kyle.

Co-founder, Mimi Marqui

Not knowing what I could do, not knowing what I would be doing, I jumped in with both feet, and I’m glad I did. This effort has given me some semblance of control over something I have no control over. The virus, the ignorance, the uncertainty. This has made me feel like I’m doing something. I’ve learned to sew better, which is not saying much. I’ve delivered masks & shields. I’ve helped assemble a wonderful team of volunteers. I’ve met a lot of new people. This has given me purpose.



Cape Fear OSMS is proceeding with our “Adopt-an-Educator” campaign to provide care kits to educators who will have direct contact with students.

The care kit we envision will include:

  • 2 cloth masks
  • A face shield
  • An ear saver
  • A bottle of hand sanitizer
  • A box of single-use face masks for emergencies

What’s with the not wearing masks???

We are not defenseless against COVID-19,Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities

said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield, July 14, 2020

If someone told you your chance of getting cancer would be cut by 50% by wearing a mask, wouldn’t you wear one? Why is it so difficult for people to not wear it for a little while when not able to social distance? If you don’t want to do it for me, your child, your mom/dad, your grandparents, your cousin, or even yourself, do it for the healthcare workers. The healthcare workers have been working non-stop to take care of Covid patients for months. Some don’t get to see their families for weeks all because there are people who refuse to do the right thing.

The CDC director has said we can get rid of this virus if EVERYONE just wore a mask for 6 weeks. SIX WEEKS. The virus would have nowhere to go if everyone just did your part.

Mask wearing is caring! Just do it.