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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:39 PM

Navy vet taught himself to sew a face mask overnight. Now he and fellow Latino immigrants are making

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Source: Chicago Tribune

In mid-March, after realizing face masks were scarce, Burgoa spent a night teaching himself how to use a sewing machine.

That same night, the Iraq War veteran designed a mask. The next day, he bought materials and decided that he would make as many as he could to donate to his immigrant community, because, he said, “they are the most vulnerable ... the most uninformed and in need.”

He shared his goal on Facebook and invited others to join him. He also encouraged others to wear a mask, “and if you can’t find one, I’ll give you one,” he said in Spanish.

“We need to protect each other. If we don’t do it, who will?” Burgoa asked.

Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-veteran-immigrants-make-donate-face-masks-20200404-3atguknfrvalrj6v67vsjkm35i-story.html



This is Chicago. Burgoa is an immigrant from Mexico.

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mucifer Apr 4 OP
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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:29 PM

1. K&R for visibility.

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:33 PM

2. K&R

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:54 PM

3. Kick!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:02 PM

4. Good for him and God speed. n/t

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:26 PM

5. The people are coming together.

Even if the Federal government is throwing roadblocks in the path.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 07:20 AM

6. Private citizens are

doing more to help than tRump and princeling Jared. Great job from this navy veteran.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:56 AM

7. Sewing has always been a skill at which every sailor was skilled by necessity.

But I suppose the modern Navy contracts that out to Blackwater like every other "menial" task once performed by the military.

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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:28 PM

8. Locking

Human interest story, please post in GD instead of LBN, which has these requirements:

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