MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Local businesses are stepping up to the plate to keep health care professionals safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Scrubs Station in Meridian is making about 100 masks a day. The masks are for doctors, nurses, any other health care professional, and dialysis and cancer patients. The store and volunteers have been working for around 2 week’s straight to produce the masks. Owner Fary Pedersen says this is a great way to help the community.
“I’m originally from the Virgin Islands and when I came here 7 years ago, everybody welcomed me with open arms and I wanted to give back to the community,” Pedersen says.
Scrubs Station says the masks are being given out for free but are asking for a $5 donation. The store is located at 2440 North Hills Street in Meridian.