By Theresa Domzal 

UPDATE! As of April 10th, the Bag Ladies (FIRC fundraisers) have made over 500 masks to be used by FIRC food distribution and other workers in Summit County. They have now been recruited to make masks for St. Anthony's (which has issued strict instructions) to be used by non-clinical workers at the hospital. Each mask takes 20 to 30 minutes to make. 

The following was originally posted on March 30, 2020

At Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) in Silverthorne staffers and volunteers are working hard throughout the coronavirus epidemic to keep the emergency food bank open. The Bag Ladies (better known for the wine bags they sell at the farmers' market) are sewing masks for these and other workers in Summit County who are in face-to-face encounters with the public.

These masks provide some protection from the spreading virus, but they also serve as a reminder when we see them to maintain a safe distance to keep us all healthy. READ MORE about the Bag Ladies and their shop. New volunteers are always welcome.