HENRY COUNTY, VA – A local business is creating face mask holders to support healthcare workers during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Kerri Carter, owner of Green Living Market in Henry County, decided to design her own mask holders after seeing pictures of doctors and nurses using paperclips.
“These are mask holders for healthcare workers designed, so the elastic does not rub their ears raw,” Carter said.
Livy's ice cream shop, 2824 Virginia Avenue, and Fenderz Drive-In, 3627 Virginia Avenue, both in Collinsville, partnered with Green Living Market to serve as pick up locations.
Those who need the holders can pick up as many as 10 at either location for free. A purchase is not necessary.
On Wednesday evening, Carter dropped off 200 of them at both locations and said she would be delivering more due to the high demand.
“We had no idea such a little thing would mean so much to so many people and we feel blessed to be able to do something to help during such a difficult time for all of us. I will do my very best to make as many of these as possible,” Carter stated.
Green Living also produced 500 face mask holders for doctors and nurses at Sovah Health in Martinsville.
As of Thursday, nearly a thousand of the holders had been made and distributed throughout the Martinsville-Henry County community.
Carter advised to wipe down the mask holders with alcohol if they need to cleaned.
The much-needed tool has even gained the attention of people in Canada.