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Community makes 750 masks for Ventura Unified School District teachers

VENTURA Calif. -- A school volunteer and a parent gathered dozens of volunteers to make cloth masks for every Ventura Unified School District teacher.

They delivered a total of 750 masks to the district on Thursday.

Carmelita Young-Everard and Samantha Hsu began the grassroots effort on Facebook.

“This idea came about right toward the end of the school year last year when we realized that our teachers were going to possibly be going back to school in the fall. We wanted to show a way to support them," Young-Everard said.

Samantha Hsu and her daughter Cadence Orleans created instructions to make the masks that they shared with others who helped with the project.

"I measured pieces of the masks and I made sure the instructions were very clear and then I had it open to anyone who wanted the resource to be able to help make the masks," Orleans said.

The project was funded by donations from local community members including a Dena Rogers State Farm Good Neighbor Grant, Fabrictown, Superbuzzy, Scout Troop 155, and Girl Scout Troop 61105, according to the school district.

Coronavirus / Health / Ventura County / What's Right
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