Minnesota Twins Converting Homer Hankies into Masks
They may not have been used during last fall's post-season playoff run, but the Minnesota Twins are turning these Homer Hankies into something more useful!
As we've all heard a zillion times already, these are 'uncertain times' in which we're living. Our on-going battle with the coronavirus is serious, and is causing a lot pain, suffering and worrying not only here in Minnesota, but across the country.
Which is why it's nice to read about some GOOD news happening. And thanks to the Minnesota Twins and several other Minnesota companies, something GOOD is happening-- and it involves last season's Homer Hankies.
According to THIS Major League Baseball story, the Twins are turning those unused Homer Hanking into surgical masks-- the kind the CDC recommends we all wear when we're out in public these days.
"When waved together by 50,000 people, the Homer Hanky is a symbol of the unity, respect and passion that define us as Minnesotans -- the same traits that will see our state through the COVID-19 crisis," Nancy O’Brien, Twins' vice president of community engagement, said in the story. "We are beyond grateful to partner with Faribault Woolen Mill Co. and Love Your Melon to transform otherwise unused stock of this iconic item into essential, protective material for those who are bravely and selflessly working to help us all during this pandemic," the story noted.
The story went on to say that the Twins and their partners Faribault Woolen Mill, Love Your Melon, Cub Foods and the Star Tribune believe they can squeeze four or five protective masks out of each unused Homer Hanky. The initial goal is 5,000 masks with plans to increase that output to 10,000 or more in the coming weeks. They'll be donated to workers on the frontline at various locations throughout the Twin Cities, the story said.
What a GREAT idea! I love it when various companies and put their resources together and do some real GOOD in our state! You can read more about the plan HERE.