Thank you, Maggie| Letter

Along the driveway of a home close to the Rosario Road entrance to Moran Park hang a row of handmade anti-COVID masks and a small sign on cardboard that reads “Thanks! Donations benefit the Orcas Senior Center.”

Maggie Kaplan, a member on the Orcas District Committee, who has been sewing colorful masks for months, and others have contributed both hand-painted and other original creations to the line-up. Neighbors and “strangers from abroad” have given over $4,000 to the donation box — even a $100 bill —for the needs of our Orcas Senior Center. For the Sounder’s coverage of this story, visit https://www.islandssounder.com/life/mask-making-maggie/.

Your contributions will help Orcas Senior Center pay for some of their increased costs due to the pandemic, like increased transportation costs for home-delivered meals, products purchased to keep our clients and staff safe, and regular COVID testing for our foot care nurses.

AND — if you don’t need another mask, donations can always go to the Orcas Island Senior Center.

Andrea Hendrick

Eastsound