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SLO bridal shop donates masks, PPE to local healthcare workers

Posted at 6:00 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 11:43:11-04

A local bridal boutique is shifting its focus from wedding gowns and veils to medical goggles and respiratory masks.

Moondance Bridal in San Luis Obispo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the owners of the shop are hard at work spearheading an effort to supply local healthcare workers with the personal protective equipment they need but are struggling to find.

Moondance Bridal co-owner Amanda Judge says she used their connections with manufacturers in China to purchase medical-grade N95 masks, goggles and face shields.

"At Moondance, we're all about community and our brides and when this opportunity came to us, we thought it was the perfect reason to all come together, bring us all together and do something positive for the front-line workers in our area," Judge said.

Their first shipment of supplies arrived Tuesday and the ladies promptly delivered the goods to local hospitals.

Now, local emergency room workers are using the supplies to protect themselves as they care for COVID-19 patients.

Moondance Bridal is hoping the community will join in on their effort by donating to a GoFundMe page.

Judge says a donation of even $5 can help purchase 2-3 masks for a local healthcare worker.