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Working Together: Mask hooks helping first responders

Posted at 10:38 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 09:18:40-04

Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative, we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

DELPHI — A family running two separate businesses in Carroll County found a solution to help first responders as they now are wearing face coverings full-time.

Hometown Shirts and Ikonik Graphix in Delphi are making and donating mask hooks.

They allow first responders to put the elastic bands of their face coverings around their head instead of ears. This helps address complaints of sore ears and masks not fitting tightly.

The businesses have donated more than 36,000 hooks to hospitals and law enforcement agencies around the country.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office in Florida sent a certificate and letter of appreciation.

Donations and sales of the "No Touch Handle" tool help support the production of the mask hooks.

You can learn more about the hooks here.

What is Working Together?
Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

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