Livingston Parish woman makes homemade masks during coronavirus pandemic

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A Livingston Parish woman turned her hobby of sewing into a way to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I definitely didn’t know that sewing or a skill like this would help as many people and I’m really really excited to be apart of that,” Melanie Kreamer said.

Kreamer is a seamstress. When she learned about the surgical masks shortage, she dusted off her sewing machine and got to work.

“The nurses are down to one or two of the N-95 masks per-day and if someone coughs on that mask they can’t use it anymore,” Kreamer said. “They can use these to cover the N-95 which will allow them to use them a lot longer.”

She makes about 40 to 50 masks a day. Her most recent order was sent to a hospital near New Orleans. Kreamer isn’t working alone, while her children are home from school it has become a family effort.

“I think it’s really nice of her to do this for people, It makes me want to help as well, Kreamer’s daughter, Maddie, said.

Kreamer says during this time of uncertainty–she’s happy to bring a little hope.

“I love to help people and this is exactly what I was meant to do,” she said.

Each mask totals between $3.00-$4.00. For every two mask’s someone purchased one gets donated to a hospital.

Kreamer says the proceeds go towards supplies for the masks. If you would like to purchase a mask you can visit: http://Www.facebook.com/mkcreationsla

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