When Denise Green heard from a friend who works as a respiratory therapist in Las Vegas that personal protection equipment (PPE) was very limited, Denise began making masks and sent them to her friend. From there, she started sewing PPE for family and other friends. Once they were covered, she kept working, making masks for first responders and frontline workers around the Detroit area, including those at some of the hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, the VA Hospital, and Beaumont Hospital.
Denise is the manager of Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc.’s Detroit Service Center. She started making masks at the end of March. One month later, she hasn’t stopped. Her initiative and generosity have now expanded into the workplace as she makes masks for her staff and those at other CBS locations. Other CBS staffers have joined the movement. Teresa Sprouse in the CBS Gainesville office has helped gather and ship materials to Denise. In Illinois, Tamara Esin has sewn masks for the entire CBS Rockford office.
Since Denise started this project at the end of March, she has made 150 masks and a dozen ear savers for health-care workers. We are all in this together, and Denise has set a stellar example of how we can help one another during this time.