According to WMTW, Kathy Sheedy of Berwick knows how to sew and, during the pandemic, has been using her skills to raise money for charity.

Since the outbreak started, she has made more than 2000  face covering masks.  Initially, she made the masks for her daughter, a nurse at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire and her coworkers.  However, she soon started making them for anyone who needed one.

One of those people is Heather Kinsey, a nurse who founded "A House For Me," a supported living organization for people with disabilities in Kittery.  Next to Kathy's bin of masks is a donation jar for A House For Me.  So far, they have raised about $1400.

She’s also helped raise over $3500 for the Ryan Home Project, which supports teen students in the MSAD 60 school system by providing stable housing.  The money raised will help the organization pay their mortgage, staffing, and supplies.

For these organizations, what Kathy is doing is vital.  As is the case for nearly every non-profit, donations have dropped to a fraction of what they were prior to the pandemic.


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