TUCSON (KVOA) - Once the pandemic hit several volunteers at the CASA Alitas migrant shelter had to stay home in order to stay safe.
Those volunteers in turn decided they wanted to continue to help those in need but in a different way.
CAWC Mask Makers was then formed in an effort to make masks for under served populations here in southern Arizona.
Those in the group make and ship off the masks from home. To date they've sent out over 18,400 masks out to surrounding tribes and underprivileged communities.
"They sent out a pattern for a mask and they asked if anybody would be interested and I though wow maybe that's what I can be doing with my time," Jocelyn Cotter said.
"We do probably an average of about a 1,000 masks a week," Ann Coburn said.
The group say they'll continue to keep making masks as long as they're needed.
If you would like to donate to their cause, click here.