2000 self-made masks for Lebenshilfe Sulzbach-Fischbachtal

Frauen Union donates everyday masks to Lebenshilfe Sulzbach- / Fischbachtal

From left to right Angelika Schallenberg, Managing Director of Lebenshilfe Sulzbach- / Fischbachtal, accepts a whole basket of everyday masks from Anja Wagner-Scheid and Helga Schmidt, Chair of the Frauen Union Saarland. (Photo: Lebenshilfe SFT)
From left to right Angelika Schallenberg, Managing Director of Lebenshilfe Sulzbach- / Fischbachtal, accepts a whole basket of everyday masks from Anja Wagner-Scheid and Helga Schmidt, Chair of the Frauen Union Saarland. (Photo: Lebenshilfe SFT)
Anja Wagner-Scheid, State Secretary for Finance and Chair of the Frauen Union Saarland, and her deputy Helga Schmidt arrived at the Lebenshilfe Sulzbach- / Fischbachtal with a whole basket full of mouth-nose masks.

Angelika Schallenberg received the donation on Monday, a small part of the almost 2000 self-sewn everyday masks of all sizes for very small to very large. "Around 20 women from the Women's Union are currently sewing across the country," explains Anja Wagner-Scheid, who turns out to be unskilled. For that, she is currently driving fabrics, rubber bands and yarn in her car, because some sources for material procurement have been opened.

Wagner-Scheid and Schmidt report that there are grateful customers for the mouth-and-nose masks of the Frauen Union: senior institutions, day care centers, hospitals, blackboards, disabled facilities, women's shelters and other facilities for women have already been considered. "We went through all of our partners with whom we have had contact in recent years," explains Anja Wagner-Scheid. The Women's Union is also planning a “post-Corona festival”: “When the crisis is over, we want to celebrate a small festival with all the helpers and those we have supported,” says Wagner-Scheid. The donation to the Lebenshilfe Sulzbach- / Fischbachtal is made to women or men as part of the two Corona emergency aid projects funded by Aktion Mensch for food supply and assistance and support. "There are disposable masks, but many of our clients can simply do more with a mask that can also be washed and reused," says Angelika Schallenberg.

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