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Porter Ridge Middle teacher Celeste Myers sews and donates hundreds of protective face masks

Several weeks ago, Porter Ridge Middle teacher Celeste Myers learned of the nationwide shortage of protective masks for healthcare professionals.
 
Instead of sitting idly by, she decided to pitch in and help.
 
At first, she started by sewing cloth masks and donating them to family friends who worked in the healthcare industry.
 
But as the days passed, and word began to spread about the quality of her homemade masks, Celeste soon found herself making more than 125 masks a week to keep up with demand. The masks are distributed locally and throughout the nation.
 
Today, Celeste also provides masks to anyone who requests them, only asking them to make a small donation to a local small business.
 
Celeste said she plans to make and donate masks until there is no longer a demand.
 
"So often you hear stories about people who are doing horrible things or not being very nice, but I believe the majority of people are kind and are finding ways to give back in our communities," she said. "That's why I feel like it's so important to do this because I want to give back."