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Church provides masks for the needy

Philippine Information Agency
26 Mar 2020, 18:38 GMT+10

PASIG CITY, March 26 (PIA) - A Catholic church in the country's shoe capital is providing face masks for the needy.

The Holy Family Parish in Marikina City has turned its sewing livelihood project to help fight the dreaded coronavirus disease by making reusable fabric masks for those who can't access or afford them.

Holy Family Parish Priest Fr. Ferdinand Delatado said their few machines have a huge role to play during this crisis.

"We are giving these face masks for free to poor families in the parish," Fr. Delatado said.

The masks are made of several pieces of cloth material sewn together to provide a protective nose and mouth barrier when worn.

The parish has long been helping some families with its rag-sewing program for them to earn income.

Aside from the face masks, the parish has also been providing food and other aid to the poor communities. (CBCPNews/PIA-NCR)

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