By Karen Bassler
Staff Writer 

Local Residents Pitch In By Making Masks

Series: Coronavirus | Story 116

Courtesy of Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, wearing one of his masks.

Nancy Hershberger of Breezewood, a member of the Log House Quilt Guild of Johnstown, learned through an email from another member of the guild, of a shortage of protective masks at a local healthcare facility.

Hershberger shared the email and her news with John and Minerva Zimmerman, owners of Zimmerman's Bernina Sewing in New Enterprise, where she is an instructor.

The Zimmermans agreed to include the email as part of their weekly emails to their customers in mid-March.

The Zimmermans then rallied a troop of mask-sewing volunteers to help.

Hershberger researched and found an easy, workab...

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