Virginia Beach woman continuing to make hundreds of masks at home

Posted at 9:09 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 22:57:38-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Much of Adrienne Angeles's 2020 has been spent at her Virginia Beach home making hundreds of masks.

“This year has been pretty wild,” Angeles said.

News 3 first introduced you to Angeles back in April.

At the time, she made more than 200 masks for hospitals and others around Hampton Roads as part of the Masks Now Coalition.

Five months later, she has made close to 800 masks.

“I just want it to be over with and help out in any way that I can,” she said.

Angeles told News 3 the work has all been worth it.

“Sometimes [I] start [at] 6 a.m., work until 10 p.m. at night, just keep on cranking them out,” she said.

Angeles has also sent masks to people in Colorado, Massachusetts and South Dakota.

“It was just good to be... not really recognized, but just to make a difference to help somebody that couldn't necessarily get to a mask,” she said.

Angeles told News 3 others have also started sewing since she shared her story.

“I think that I just made a dent in something positive,” she said.

She'll continue towards her goal of 1,000 masks, spreading kindness through needle and thread.

“You do or you don't do, and I just do. I don't try to do something - I just do it,” Angeles said. “Whether it's a smile or a 'hello,' those little things make a difference of how we are to each other as human beings. I think making masks was a huge difference.”

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