“Once we received the news about the COVID-19 numbers, we were just thinking, talking, and strategizing about how we can potentially mitigate the spread and contribute back to the community,” said Melissa Lamarre, director of operations for Community Transformation Partners Inc.
Community Transformation Partners Inc. is a local non-profit that launched its MASK ON! Initiative, to produce and donate face masks to essential workers and high-risk communities.
“I called one of our friends who had a venue space and they’re not holding events due to the shutdown,” said Lamarre. “We move the machines in and made sure they were up and running and started recruiting volunteers.”
That call led business partner Dr. Leon Caldwell, founder and…