WV Strong: WV Mask Army

Everyone knows we have the National Guard in the state and how great they are.  But today, I want to tell you about another Army that we have.

It is the West Virginia Mask Army – a dedicated group of doctors, nurses, health care workers and seamstresses who have literally formed a battalion of sewing hubs in the past month. 

Five women – Rose Ayoob (A-YUBE), Hilary Brewster, Anna Strait, Suzanne Strait and Patricia Rogers organized quickly and just a month later, have sewn and distributed thousands of medical quality masks across the state.  These founders are truly the generals leading the charge. 

We’ve received multiple recommendations to highlight the West Virginia Mask Army.  So, I say thank you to the founding members.  And I must also give a special mention to Kimberly Musser and the West Virginia Mask Army's Potomac Highlands Chapter.  Kimberly and her chapter are going above and beyond the call of duty to distribute masks in the eastern panhandle.

I’m proud to support efforts like the WV Face Mask Army, as well as other initiatives across the state like WV 211. 

All of these efforts go a long way for our heroes in healthcare. Thank you for coming together to support those who need it most, and for sharing your stories.