Local tailor donates hundreds of masks to protect frontline workers
A local seamstress is donating as many facemasks as she can to area hospitals, nursing homes and first-responders.
Roxana Robles and her daughter Michelle have spent the last several days designing and sewing masks at her tailoring shop in Waco.
"As soon as I heard that the doctor's and nurses need the masks, I quickly contacted them and I offered my service for them," said Robles, owner of Couture Tailoring by Roxana Robles. "It's the least I could do for the people who risk their well-being by taking care of those who are ill, for the already infected, the doctors, police, and first-responders."
Robles, a master tailor, says they're hoping to make about 500 masks.
However, like medical supplies, she says sewing materials are also running low.
"If I find more material then I will do more, but supply is running low, so it's a bit difficult," she said. "I am making as much as I can."
She's making the facemasks out of 100 percent cotton fabric which she washes ahead of time to ensure they don't shrink.
"I'm here helping, and I'm glad that I can help them," she said.