Although the majority of the materials used in this project came from the volunteers in the group, there are companies, individuals, organizations who came forward when asked to assist us in our mission to mask the Cape Fear. And we cannot thank them enough for their generosity.
Sheet Metal Workers LU#5
One of the volunteers saw the Sheet Metal Workers Union was sending out nose pieces for folks sewing masks at home, so she made a request. The Local in Chattanooga responded. It was such a blessing to have them step up. Check out some of the masks made with their donated nose pieces>>
Voyage Youth Leadership Council is a program with Voyage of Wilmington. The Youth Leadership Council is made up of 10th-12th-grade students from the Youth Enrichment Zone. These students work with the Voyage Community Outreach Coordinator, Brenda Galloway, to develop their leadership and public speaking skills.
When we needed to raise funds to donate face shields to essential frontline workers, Dr. Gainer of Wrightsville Dental happily participated in the BOGO (buy one-give one) program from the Goodwork Society. With their donation, we were able to provide face shields to communities such as Coastal Horizons.
With personal ties to Wilmington, NC, founder of Goodwork Society, Larkin Garbee, connected with Cape Fear OSMS to provide face shields to organizations such as the Sheriff’s Department of New Hanover County. Larkin was able to find a donor to match any locally raised funds. If you wish to help us reach our goal, you may donate here. Shield parts are manufactured in Richmond, VA, and delivered for assembly in Wilmington.
At the start of the pandemic, and we couldn’t find hand sanitizer anywhere, Quality Chemical Laboratories started making it, and provided to front line workers in the community sanitizer for free. We connected to Cole, and were able to donate several gallons to those in need, as well as connecting them to QCL for their ongoing needs.
Fred Meyers, President and Founder of Queensboro, the Wilmington, NC-based company is one of the first people outside the group to jump in to help. Mimi contacted the company in hopes of finding some fabric for donation, and Fred was more than happy to help his community.
Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries donated 500 metal nose strips to us. Read their story.
Individuals with >$100 more in monetary or supplies donations
- Deborah Butler
- Catherine Cloud
- Judy Larrick
- Francisco Torres
- Jackie White