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How a VSP trooper found a new way to help protect healthcare workers

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 15:05:55-04

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia State Police trooper has found a new way to help protect Virginians and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sr. Trooper Anthony Clore is collecting homemade surgical masks made by members of Fork Union Baptist Church and then delivers them to local nursing homes and hospitals.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like faces masks are becoming increasingly important to keep doctors and nurses safe as hospitals in Virginia prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients and potential supply shortages.

Clore, who is assigned to the Motor Carrier Safety unit in Fluvanna County and neighboring communities, is the pastor of Fork Union Baptist Church.

He is encouraging any community members interested in helping make masks, to mail them to the church which is serving as a collecting point for deliveries.

Fork Union Baptist Church
P.O. Box 67
Fork Union, VA 23055

Clore says in order for the hospitals to accept the homemade masks, they must be made to the standards of the ones as demonstrated here.