By Libby Rosequist
Super Stitch has been working tirelessly to help provide essential workers on the frontlines with masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Owners Ann and Rick Maas have already donated over 2,000 masks with the help of their loyal customers making the masks at home.
Super Stitch has been providing the materials and pattern for the masks.
The most recent donation of masks went to the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin, Pa.
“We originally received a call from our local state police barracks saying they were in need of masks for their officers,” Ann Maas said. “After seeing how helpful and successful that donation was we wanted to reach out to more of the barracks to see how we could help. We were surprised to hear the Franklin-area state police were picking them up via helicopter.”
Super Stitch has provided donated masks to health care workers, police officers and other professions working the frontlines during this pandemic.
“We are happy to do any small part we can to support those still working and getting them the help, they need,” said Maas. “We could not have done it without some of our generous donations from Bob Martin at State Farm, NAPA Auto Parts and other local donators.”
If anyone is interested in donating or learning more about the masks, check out superstitch.com or email Super Stitch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After preparing the masks for pickup, Maas made sure the helicopter had room to land behind Super Stitch.
“It was exciting to hear we were going to have a helicopter at Super Stitch,” Maas said. “I guess you can say we take pickups by car or helicopter now.”
Super Stitch is not open to the public but is still accepting service calls for sewing machines, vacuums and other orders. Call 814-725-3335 to set up a pickup and drop-off time.
Cpl. David Andrasko was the officer flying the helicopter for the state police.
“We are based out of Franklin and knowing we have such a large local support from these businesses and families is phenomenal and means so much to us as police officers,” Andrasko said.
“We at Super Stitch are proud to be helping protect the workers who work so hard to protect us and if we can continue to have the ability to donate masks, we will keep doing it,” Maas said.