Sylvester teen donates face masks to Phoebe Worth

Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 5:33 PM EDT
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SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - On Wednesday, Phoebe Worth Medical Center received a special donation of face masks.

Janya Green, the 4-H farm manager of the Village Community Garden in Sylvester, donated face masks she made for healthcare workers.

“I figured that because our nurses and our doctors stay on the front lines they are fighting for us, they’re protecting our loved ones. it was very important that they knew how much we appreciate them, and we were doing all we could to protect them while they’re fighting for us," Green said.

Georgia Rep. Bill Yearta is also in support of the face masks project.

“We are so grateful for Janya’s donation and Rep. Bill Yearta’s support,” said Kim Gilman, the CEO of the Phoebe Worth Medical Center. “Everyone in the community has been so supportive and it truly makes a difference in our ability to fight COVID-19.”

(Phoebe Worth Medical Center)

Green, 16, is known to be very active in the community and said she felt a need to do something during these challenging times to help.

So, as part of the 4-H Village Community Garden, she and SamX posted virtual lessons on the Village Community Garden Facebook page to teach others within the community how to sew a face mask.

Green plans to also donate masks to first responders and the elderly in the community.

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