Safety through Service

April 14, 2020

We all respond to crises differently.  For Carmen Bullard, Covid-19 was a call to action!  Carmen, a Cornerstone member, was actively listening to the Holy Spirit and seeking ways to lend a helping hand when she heard the Mayor of New York City asking sewers to help make hospital masks.  Instead of changing the channel, Carmen decided to let God move. She began contacting local hospitals and medical centers throughout LA County, asking if they needed face masks.  Long Beach Medical Center responded with excitement and shared the requirements volunteers could follow to sew masks at home and donate them to the hospital.

Excited to get started, Carmen searched for materials.  With a great deal of perseverance and a bit of hunting, she discovered a manufacturing company in Los Angeles that was able to provide more than 400 yards of elastic, allowing her to make 1,500 masks.  She also set up an online forum to connect with her neighbors.

According to Carmen, “God pointed me immediately to the source I needed and we were able to distribute them to many of the women sewing.”  

A team of 12 neighbors are now serving the Lord and the Long Beach Medical Center by sewing and donating hospital masks.  Want to lend a hand? Contact carmenking23@gmail.com to get more information.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”  Hebrews 10:24