MILWAUKIE, Ore. — The real heroes in this pandemic are the front line workers who are treating those battling COVID-19 every single day.
A Milwaukie sock company has been making sure our local doctors and nurses are taken care of and comfortable at the same time.
Sarah Jean Charniak and her team with sock maker Sock It To Me wanted to find away to help her community. She says she was inspired by a heartfelt letter that was written to them by a nursing assistant from Corvallis asking Sarah if there was anything they could do to help doctors and nurses.
That’s when they jumped right in and started a sock donation campaign to donate to local hospitals. They have donated to Providence, OHSU and Legacy and sent out about 350 pairs of socks for what Sarah described as the first wave.
As the donations kept flying in, they were able to collect more than 800 pairs of socks in just the last month. Sarah says she was so touched by the reaction from doctors and nurses, that the company wanted to do more, so they came up with masks, which they plan on selling starting this Friday.
“We did independent laboratory testing the cotton fibers stop 99.9 pathogen so they're incredibly effective,” said Charniak.
Another ways she says her company can help, look out for each other.