August 6, 2020

Mount Mercy University partners with local refugee group to sew masks for campus community

Mount Mercy University has partnered with African Women Empowered, a local non-profit ministry for refugees, to sew 2,000 masks for Mount Mercy students and employees.

The masks will be included in COVID safety kits along with hand sanitizer and mobile phone cleaner. Every student and employee will receive a complimentary kit.

“African Women Empowered has had a close connection to Mount Mercy from previous projects throughout the past couple of years,” said Peyton Staab, vice president of projects for Mount Mercy’s Enactus club, who helped organize the partnership. “We were really excited to connect with them again to provide masks as part of our safety kits, allowing them to earn a livable wage while supporting the Mount Mercy community.”

Mount Mercy announced on June 9 its plan to bring students back to campus this fall with the appropriate and necessary safety measures in place. Hybrid and online classes will be offered, and masks are required on campus.

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