Pasadena, CA – Helping to mitigate the shortage of protective equipment across the island, TMT staff in Hilo recently sewed and donated 75 reusable cloth face masks to The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii.
“Staying at home made me want to do something positive and give back to my community on behalf of TMT because I feel so fortunate to have a job, health insurance and a regular paycheck,” said a TMT Hilo employee. “This is a nice opportunity to help the Hawaii Island community, providing non-medical masks to social workers during these unprecedented times. When I suggested it, TMT immediately agreed to pay for materials. Hawaii has been hit hard by coronavirus. As everywhere else in the world, it is important for everyone to wear a clean face cover when out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
TMT selected The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii to receive the masks to provide protection to the center’s volunteers so they can continue to take care of the children and safely do their jobs.
TMT will continue to make additional masks through the end of the month, and hope to continue every month until face covers are no longer needed.
The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children rebuild their lives. Based in Hilo, the center’s main mission is to prevent child abuse and address keiki traumas in the East Hawaii neighborhood. For more information, click here: http://fcjceasthawaii.org/.