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Cloth Peddler rises to the 10k mask challenge

11 April 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

A local business in Stephens City, Cloth Peddler, is doing their part to help complete Valley Health’s Sew Helpful challenge. With a substantial inventory and strong connections to the sewing community, they are primed to make a big impact. Cindy Toney, who co-owns Cloth Peddler alongside Kathy Shifman, has a daughter and son-in-law who both work at Winchester Medical Center, making this an issue that hits close to home.

Cloth Peddler has started assembling mask kits containing fabric, elastic and directions to make 10 masks each. Several hundred kits have already been assembled. Once assembled, the mask kits are then given to the hospital, which is now distributing the kits to community members who wish to help out. Completed masks are to be returned to the hospital so the masks can be cleaned and made ready for use as soon as possible.

To hear more about the Sew Helpful campaign, click here to listen to The Valley Today conversation that aired on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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