Julie Huynh figured she’d dust off her childhood sewing skills and make a few hand-sewn masks for her nail salon clients and friends to use amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But, thanks to Huynh’s drive to help, the simple project has ballooned into a massive effort with nearly a dozen volunteers, a routine schedule of delivery and a word-of-mouth donation campaign for materials. The result? A whopping 5,000 hand-sewn masks for not only her friends but also for Tidelands Health, assisted living centers and more. And she’s not done yet.
“I never sit,” Huynh said. “When I want to do something, I want to finish it. I don’t want to do it halfway. I want to do it, do it, do it. You get kind of addicted. I love to help. I love to donate things.”