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DAR Samuel Bryan Chapter sews masks for healthcare and essential workers

DAR Samuel Bryan Chapter sews masks for healthcare and essential workers

The Samuel Bryan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is lending a helping hand to healthcare and other essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, ensuring that Beech Grove residents and facilities have more protective wear resources to face the threat of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Samuel Bryan Chapter responded to the medical mask shortage by hand sewing masks to donate to local essential workers in the most need.

As of April 10, the Samuel Bryan Chapter has sewn and donated over 150 handmade masks and surgical caps to local healthcare workers, family members and others in need.

“While we are each doing our part to slow the spread of the virus by staying at home, the DAR members in our chapter wanted to do more to give back to those working hard to keep our community healthy and safe,” said Patricia Moy, regent of the Samuel Bryan Chapter. “We know these are tough times for everyone and wanted to do whatever we could to spread a little sunshine and help take care of our community. A hundred years ago DAR members stepped up with their sewing skills during the 1918 pandemic and we are no different now.”

Chapter member Melanie Snow uses her sewing talents to create beautiful surgical caps for local hospitals and masks for doctor’s offices. Patricia Moy sewed masks for family members, friends and the local internal medicine offices, knowing the urgency of their needs. Chapter member Kim Shepherd was instrumental in coordinating the pickup and delivery of these essential items for our community. More chapter members are continuing their efforts to sew whatever is needed during this difficult time.

Staff from the Indiana Internal Medicine Consultants model their homemade masks. (Submitted photo.)

Nationwide, DAR chapters from all 50 states have been participating in the organization’s Service to America From Home initiative with more than 50,000 masks already being donated and tens of thousands more produced every day to be distributed in local communities.

“I am exceptionally proud of what DAR members are accomplishing as part of a proud tradition of service that dates to our 1890 founding,” said Denise Doring VanBuren, DAR president general. “In difficult times like these, we know that it is not the emergency that defines us, but how we respond to it.”

For DAR membership inquiries and other questions about the Samuel Bryan Chapter, contact by emailing at samuelbryanchapterdar@gmail.com.

To learn more about DAR visit dar.org.

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