GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – UPDATE: The Masking with Love team has been overwhelmed by your generosity and donations. At this time, they are not taking any more donations. A local mother-daughter team is working to get cloth masks to as many people as possible by making them out of t-shirts.Masking with Love was started by the Sauerhammers. UW-Green Bay alumna, Dr. Tina Sauerhammer (Human Biology) is a plastic surgeon. Mom Oki Sauerhammer has been a seamstress for 40 years.
Here’s how it works: drop off a t-shirt at one of the Masking with Love sites (scroll down for information) and they’ll make you a mask. The rest of the material will go masks for people in need at local shelters.One t-shirt can produce about four masks. Sauerhammer is not doing elective procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. She’s only performing emergency procedures at her practice at the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery. Oki had to close her Green Bay business Sewing with Love due to the Safer at Home order.