May 042020

The Rotary Club of Charleston joined a community consortium led by The Citadel to produce a 3D mask system that was designed by Dr. Michael Yost from MUSC and awaiting FDA approval. This past week, a total of 38 3D masks assembled by volunteers from the club and The Citadel and delivered to MUSC Health.Volunteers helped with the assembly process (glueing filters, attaching elastic bands, sorting the 3 sizes and preparing for delivery to the various healthcare systems in Charleston). All of this was done in a sterile environment using social distancing standards with rubber gloves and masks. Thank you to our Rotarians and community volunteers who stepped up to help: Thomas Berry, Skip Fink and his wife Sam, Sandy Morckel and her husband Craig Gangloff and brother Frank Sonntag, Toni Sottak and her daughter Lindsey and friend of Rotary Charlotte Reeves. We all found that we have special craft talents! And we especially appreciated the donated lunches provided by Thomas Berry from The Shelter Kitchen + Bar! Special thanks you to Dr. Sarah Imam, Dan Hawkins, James Bezjian and the team from The Citadel. To donate money or to utilize your own 3D printer for this cause, go to

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