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Stories and works of giving

In last weekend’s edition of The Ironton Tribune, we profiled three efforts locally to help fill the need of first responders and medical personnel.

There was the West Virginia Mask Army, spearheaded by Marshall University professor Suzanne Strait, who have been constructing masks, designed with high-end furnace filters, which will filter air better than the average cotton mask.

While Tyler Waller, a technology teacher in the STEM program at Dawson-Bryant High, is using 3-D printing to build framework for face shields.

And Joshua Carl, of Ashland, a Collins Career Technical School instructor, is using his hobby site, Epic Stitches, and sewing four-layer cotton masks for both responders and community members.

We commend all three for making the most of their time while schools are closed and working to help those on the front lines of the pandemic.

And we are looking for more examples of community giving to highlight.

If you know of anyone who is organizing to aid those in need, please contact us at news@irontontribune.com.

It is our hope that these stories will inspire even further works to help.