Sewing protection

  • Teresa Nero / Special to The Garden Island

    Teresa Nero uses different fabrics and patterns to make fabric face masks.

  • Teresa Nero / Special to The Garden Island

    A stack of fabric face masks made by Teresa Nero and her ‘ohana are ready for delivery to those working on the front lines.

  • Syler Nero / Special to The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Police Department officer Randall Nero helps his wife Teresa Nero on her mission to create fabric face masks for organizations in need.

  • Courtesy Randall Nero

    Kaua‘i Police Department officers, from left Ariel Ramos, Tyrus Contrades, Tyler Chinen, Sgt. Kristopher Breyer and Randall Nero enjoy their new fabric face masks.

LIHU‘E — In Hawai‘i and on the mainland, face masks are hard to find in the stores or online, and many facilities like hospitals are in need of them because their staffs are working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.