BUTUANONS OFFER FREE DIY FACE MASKS TO FRONTLINERS
BUTUAN CITY – In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the lack of face masks has become one of the primary concerns, especially for the ‘frontliners’ who serve the city round-the-clock to combat COVID-19.
With this, the group of friends, Ica Vargas, Sunshine Nortega, and Jessica Ann Magno, took the initiative of giving away DIY face masks to those who are frontliners, such as the medical workers in hospitals, police, and militaries.
As of March 19, they have distributed 150 free face masks, and people have been sharing it on social media with the hashtag 'MaskWithaPurpose'. The said mask has a bible verse sticker on it to serve as an encouragement to the recipients.
Meanwhile, another group of individuals led by Marc Edward Gonzaga made face shields out of PVC sheet, foam, and double-sided tape for the doctors and nurses. Each face shield has cost them approximately P10 to P12.
Elsa Aquino Billiones, a reseller, found a creative way of recycling bras to make do-it-yourself face masks for her family’s use.
Until now, pharmacies have no available face masks for sale, but you can follow these innovative individuals and start making your own.