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This metro Detroit bridal salon is making masks

Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:40:50-04

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Although non-essential businesses are shut down across Michigan, a Shelby Township bridal salon is doing its part.

Piera's Bridal Couture, established in 2009, is making masks to help essential workers who are still working during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jill Sbrocca says Piera's elected to close its main store and alterations store to the public amid the outbreak.

A nonprofit group called Woman's Life Chapter 911 put a call out to help make protective masks, and Piera's Bridal delivered.

The bridal salon made masks for Shelby Township Fire Station 3.

Additionally, Sbrocca says her niece, a labor delivery nurse at Henry Ford, was also in need of protective masks. The bridal salon delivered on that request, as well.

Sbrocca says Piera's was initially planning on making more masks for the community, but seamstresses are now at home after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order.

However, Sbrocca says they are hopeful that seamstresses can make more masks from home.

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Editor's Note: Most hospitals are not asking the public to make masks or are not accepting masks right now

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