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Hallandale Beach woman makes face masks to be donated to Memorial Health

HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hallandale Beach woman has been making the most of her time spent at home by making hundr of face masks to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Rosilene Costa said she aims to motivate other South Floridians to follow in her footsteps.

“My intention is to make everybody wake up. Together we can do a lot,” she said.

She has made hundr of cloth face masks in her apartment.

“Maybe a thousand,” she said. “It’s simple, and it can help.”

Doctors in Broward County said a supply shortage threatens to leave those on the front lines without the proper protection.

“There is a dearth on personal protective equipment across the country,” said Dr. Joshua Lenchus, Broward Health Medical Center’s chief medical officer.

Costa said donating the masks she made to Memorial Health is the least she could do.

“I hope they can use them on themselves or on the patients that are going in the waiting room,” she said.

She said others who are stuck at home should fire up their sewing machines as well.

“Let’s get together, everybody. Let’s do something,” she said. “The United States means united. We can make a difference.”

Costa said she has 400 masks ready to go, and she’ll be making hundr more, once she has her sewing machine repaired or someone lends her a new one.

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