“Sew” Impressed with Employee Generosity

Around the country, our employees are stepping up and helping others in countless ways. Kudos to the following employees who have jumped in and made a difference by sewing face masks for others in their communities.

Jim C., Major Account Executive, Mount Laurel, NJ

Hoping to help hospitals and senior living facilities, Jim C., Major Account Executive, and his wife, Nancy, have made over 50 face masks out of reusable shopping bags (donated by Republic Services). The shopping bags are made from non-woven recycled products, which as it turns out, makes a great material for face masks. “We have many family members and friends who are on the front lines in hospitals and when we found out that they needed more masks, my wife and I started making them. We will continue to make them as long as they are needed and as long as we can continue to find supplies,” Jim says.

Cindy M., Human Resources, Roosevelt, WA

Cindy has been hard at work making face masks since early April. She has made nearly 150 surgical masks for Virginia Mason Memorial Foundation for use at the hospital.

Julie J., Municipal Sales Manager, Corvallis, OR

Julie has made face masks for the Greater Albany Public School Teachers who are providing daycare for essential employees. Thank you, Julie!

If you are interested in learning how to make a cloth face mask for yourself or others, watch this video. 

As a reminder, Republic Services is providing masks for field employees to help further reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The best way to protect yourself, your family and your coworkers is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, maintain at least six-feet of distance between yourself and anyone outside your household, and stay home if you are sick.