Grassroots Gear

By Richard Mineards   |   May 7, 2020
Judi Weisbart, Queen of Masks

Social activist Judi Weisbart, founder and president of Busy Woman Consulting, is now Santa Barbara’s Queen of Masks.

The county has hired Judi as Face Covering Community Coordinator, she tells me.

“The community desperately needs face coverings on every face,” she says. “There are other funds for healthcare workers PPE, but we must also help cover those on the front lines, our sheriffs, police, social workers, emergency management teams, food bank volunteers and staff, grocery store clerks, and the most vulnerable such as the elderly, homeless, and farmworkers.”

Judi says the Santa Barbara County Mask Network has been formed to do everything in the power of grassroots activism to cover our faces and reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19.

“There are hundreds of people sewing masks, others supplying fabric, distributing materials and beautiful handmade masks, and working tirelessly to take care of the health and wellbeing of our community.”

The Santa Barbara Foundation has agreed to be the financial sponsor for the new network, but Judi says they still need monetary support for deliverables, materials such as cotton, interfacing, elastic, wire, and thread.

“We are already purchasing 5,000 yards of elastic each week!” adds Judi. “In addition we want people to sign up to help sew, transport, and help the network grow,” she adds.

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