Charlsa Bentley, Project Coordinator for the Thankful Hubbard Mask Brigade: “…it does my heart good to know that, through our DAR chapter relationships, we’re able to reach out to our fellow Texans and provide help.”
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage in the Sun City, Texas Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, decided to take action and send help to El Paso.
Members of the Mask Brigade of the Thankful Hubbard Chapter located in Austin, heard about the desperate situation El Paso has been in due to Covid-19 and knew they could do something to help.
“The news from El Paso continues to be dire-they were in a mandated two-week closing of all non-essential businesses, hospitals are at capacity, and the county has set up four temporary morgues,” Charlsa Bentley, Project Coordinator for the Thankful Hubbard Mask Brigade, said. “Thus it does my heart good to know that, through our DAR chapter relationships, we’re able to reach out to our fellow Texans and provide help.”
Members gathered and sewed 185 adult masks and 118 children masks to be distributed to the El Paso community.
Judy Malachowski of the Mary Rolph Marsh Chapter, located in Bay City, saw Charlsa’s announcement of sending masks to El Paso and joined in as well. She graciously sewed and sent 45 adult masks and 39 children’s masks to help El Pasoans.
Brittany Smith, of El Paso’s Stoddert-del Norte Chapter, NSDAR was delighted when she heard the news of these fellow Texas Chapters’ kindness.
Smith shared that she has worked with the women previously and has already received the masks.
She, along with other chapter members, will distribute almost 400 masks to shelters and homes in the El Paso community who are in need of masks.
Women interested in DAR membership may contact the Stoddert-del Norte Chapter, at StoddertDelNorteRegistrar@gmail.com. You can also connect with the Chapter on social media; To learn more about the work of DAR, click here.