BLOG: Insight180 Partners with Local Church to Make Face Masks for Health Care and Essential Workers

Friday, April 24, 2020

Based in Old Ellicott City, brand and consulting design firm Insight180, has been working with local church Glen Mar United Methodist to make face masks for local health care and essential workers to protect themselves during their shift when not in direct contact with patients. Having been affected by the Ellicott City floods in 2016 and 2018, Insight180 acknowledged the support they received from the community during those difficult times and wanted to join in with the Old Ellicott City community to give back to fellow companies affected by COVID-19.

As a member of the Glen Mar Church for almost 30 years, CEO of Insight180 Wendy Baird wondered how she could help. After she saw the church’s mission coordinator, Bruce Leuthold coordinating a team to make and provide masks, she was in. “I knew that supplies for masks were in high demand and, everyone has some extra cotton sheets around. So, we put out the call to our business friends, community organizations and asked them to share on Facebook. We were able to collect three large boxes of fabric, sheets, and notions (gross grain ribbon, bias tape, etc.) over Easter weekend!”, shared Wendy Baird. Once the items were received, they were delivered to Glen Mar Church to begin making masks.

Currently, at least 30 people are involved in making the masks. Insight180 is helping by collecting, laundering, ironing, and cutting the fabric for the masks. To date, they have made 250 masks with no signs of stopping.

If you would like to donate fabric, items can be dropped off in the donation box on Insight180’s front porch located at 8333 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 on May 2nd and May 3rd. To also see a full list of ways Glen Mar United Methodist Church is helping the community, click here.

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