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Churubusco business forgoes profits to make masks

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Churubusco business Sew What organizes volunteers to make face masks

CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (ABC21) - A business in Churubusco is forgoing normal operations to make face masks.

Sew What owner Angela Enright is organizing volunteers to make masks for people especially in need, like first responders and the elderly.

Enright is trying to make the masks as protective as possible, using a thick material called pellon, which she says is more effective than cotton.

Although Enright's business is answering requests for more than 5-thousand masks, she's making zero profit.

She said it's all about helping the community while it struggles.

"If we don't join together, then we're going to argue with each other," says Enright. "So coming together helps themselves, helps their friends, helps their family…there's just a lot of people that need help. And at the end of the day we're humans, and that's what we do is help people."

Enright has gathered about 100 volunteers, but she's looking for more.

She also started a project to encourage children to participate.

She's asking them to paint a section of the store's front window for volunteers to look at while they work.

Krista Miller

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