This time of year we are typically busy coordinating our annual park cleanup. It’s around this time we announce the date and we start rounding up volunteers to help out in our efforts to beautify our public spaces. This year is obviously looking quite a bit different and we’re not sure if our traditional park cleanup is going to be able to happen as we originally planned. While that makes us incredibly sad, we at Corvus Construction wanted to find new ways to keep giving back to our community.
As many of you know, Washington State is now encouraging citizens to wear masks in public spaces and some stores and spaces are even requiring them. We realized that there was a need for getting masks in the hands of those who need them, and we wanted to help in any way we could.
Corvus Construction is giving back to our community through mask donations
We wish we had the skills and the time necessary to sew hundreds of masks for those on the frontlines and those caring for sick members of our community. But, we also realize that our talents lie elsewhere and focusing on giving our customers the level of service and attention to detail they deserve will always be our priority.
So, instead of taking up sewing, we preferred to purchase masks from an amazing seamstress in our community who agreed to custom sew us a huge order of washable and reusable masks to donate to our local Lake Stevens food bank. We are thrilled to be giving back to our community in need while at the same time keeping money in our community by purchasing locally.
Our order arrived yesterday, and we were so excited by the special touches that Michelle Lund added to each mask. Not only did she hand make 100 adult masks and 25 child masks in a matter of days for us, she also added the ear saver inserts for comfort. For anyone who has never worn a mask for any length of time, I can assure you that these little ear savers are absolutely essential.
We are so grateful to have community members like Michelle going above and beyond for those in need.
#GivingTuesdayNow in our community’s time of need
To celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, Brenda had the pleasure of dropping off all the individually wrapped, homemade masks with ear savers to the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank. We appreciate all the heroes at the food bank volunteering their time and focusing their efforts to help those in need in during this time. From all of us at Corvus Construction, thank you.
These masks we donated will be available to community members in need through the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank this month. Please let anyone you know locally that has been searching for masks to come by the food bank to request one of these amazing hand-made masks. While these are not medical-grade masks with N95 filters, they are well-made fabric masks that can each be used and washed over and over again, allowing you to enter stores and many work spaces.
Giving back together, while social distancing
Are you also looking for ways you can give back these days? Please keep in mind that shelf-stable items are much needed at our local food banks right now. In the spirit of giving, please bring a few items to the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank if you are able. Collect anything you might have sitting unused in your pantry, or search amazon wishlists to find the food bank nearest you and order a few items.
Let’s give back to this amazing community of ours!