By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach
Today’s Front Line Hero is Concordia Lutheran Ministries, whose residents are making beautiful, artistic masks to keep themselves and their fellow community members safe from the COVID-19 virus.
Concordia Lutheran Ministries has served for more than 130 years as a place with a mission of caring and a place for healing. Deeply rooted in the Christian faith, the staff and management share the belief that their efforts are to serve God’s people and reflect God’s love. With a wide array of services including retirement living, short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing, and hospice services, Concordia has locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.
At Concordia of Cranberry, a residential care community in Mars, PA, the craft crew has been working to make masks for their community members. Residents who enjoy crafting came together last Friday to make cloth tie-dye masks, which were a huge hit! The residents started the project with plain white cloth material that they dyed with their favorite colors and patterns. The masks were then distributed for residents and staff members to wear around campus and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. What a fun and thoughtful art project!
Thank you to Concordia Lutheran Ministries for your service to seniors, and to the residents at Concordia of Cranberry who are caring for their fellow community members with creativity!