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Faculty Spotlight: Wahl-Temple donates time and masks

Jul 11, 2020

Resident Artist and Theatre faculty member Elaina Wahl-Temple has donated over 300 handmade masks to hospitals.

Resident Artist and Theatre faculty member Elaina Wahl-Temple has personally handcrafted over 300 face masks to donate to the staff at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Colorado Children’s Hospital. She also helped secure over 10,000 donated masks for Flagler College and recently volunteered to help distribute over 4,000 masks to local residents on behalf of the county health department.

“When I found out that these hospitals were not able to get enough masks for their staff, let alone the patients, I felt that I had to do something. It has been a long time since we as a country have been called upon to contribute to the greater good. I was so happy to have a skill that was needed," she said. "Making masks lets me feel that I am making a difference at a time when so many of us feel helpless."

The St. Johns County Health Department's donation of 10,000 cotton masks to Flagler will aid with the college's plan to reopen campus this fall by providing masks to those who are not able to obtain one themselves. As a reminder, the college requires the use of facial coverings for all faculty, staff and students while on campus.

Thank you to Elaina Wahl-Temple and to the St. Johns County Health Department.

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