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Woman delivers homemade masks to Lafayette hospital on Good Friday

Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 16:41:52-04

On and off through the course of less than a week, one woman made masks to give back to healthcare workers.

The task took a cumulative 20 hours for Carol Gillard to make over 50 masks which she delivered on Good Friday.

Gillard made the Easter delivery to Lafayette General which says they will use the homemade masks for patients, staff and visitors.

After her delivery on Friday, cafeteria workers at the hospital asked Gillard to make more for their use. She tells KATC that she will be back to work, ready to make them. Gillard is a native of Newfoundland Canada but has been living in Lafayette for 2 and a half years. Her husband who delivered the masks with her is from the US and works in Lafayette at Borden's Dairy.

Lafayette General asks that if the public wants to give homemade masks to them, they can be delivered to United Way. A spokesperson for the hospital says that they will gladly accept those donations.