Loretta kryshak face masks edited
Loretta Kryshak face masks.
With the increase in COVID-19 infections, the shortage of masks and other PPE equipment has become a
primary global concern. Loretta Kryshak, a firm believer in volunteering and the desire to give back to
society, felt compelled to help out by providing free face masks during this difficult time.
Since the Kryshak’s made disinfecting wipes from the material used to manufacture N95 face masks, the
raw materials for producing masks were readily available. Rebel began to produce materials to meet its
goal of producing one million masks. The organization could effortlessly produce large numbers of
masks with just a pair of scissors, a simple fold, and two rubber bands.
However, addressing the shortage through recycling and distribution was a challenge due to the lack of
volunteers. Violet Kryshak, through their social media site Rebel MaskupMKE.org, mobilized volunteers.
Later on, other partners like Greater Milwaukee Foundation joined forces and helped organize hundreds
The Kryshak’s managed to beat their goal by making 2.5 million face masks, 1.5 more than their initial
target. To date, Kryshak’s; Rebel Mashup initiative has managed to distribute over 4million face masks
for free to people in need, not only in Milwaukee but also in Florida and Texas.