Bhutanese Sew Thousands of Masks

Supporting Their New Community
Posted on 04/29/2020
pic(Doug Livingston for Ohio.com/Akron Beacon Journal)

In the idle hands of a coronavirus-crippled economy, Hindus in North Akron found a way to protect hospital workers.

These thousands of Bhutanese Americans — who settled as refugees in North Hill before many migrated to Stow, Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge — raised $4,000 at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The money covers the cost of fabric and thread, from which a team of Bhutanese women and men are paid $2 each time they sew a mask for a hospital worker.

The first 1,000 masks have been delivered to Summa Health, with another 4,000 being stitched together for nurses and doctors at Akron City Hospital and other Summa operations. Read more here >>.

Image of Bhutanese Sewing Masks
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