“I have a lot of friends who are nurses, and they’re all concerned. They’re scared they’re going to die. They’re scared they’re going to bring it home to their kids,” said Kimberley Vander Schelde, who has long experience with the health-care system as the mother of a child who had cancer.
She realized she had a few N95 masks and gloves in her home, partly because she paints signs and refinishes furniture as hobbies.
“I started to think about what we all might have in our homes — the things you would have in your garage, when you’re redoing furniture, painting, that sort of thing,” Vander Schedle said. “You know, you buy a pack of five masks to drywall, but you only use one.”
She also has eight N95 masks and another 100 other surgical masks at home — collected over the years from running retreats for mothers of children with cancer, from getting home care services for her own daughter and from collecting medical supplies for overseas missions.
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