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Embroidery shop started drive-thru mask pick-up

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 09:10:27-04

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio — After shops closed and people starting buying and making their own masks in Ohio, an embroidery shop started making masks and handing them out via drive-thru like a fast food chain.

Digistitch Embroidery's drive-thru opened Monday, and owners Casey Huber and Eric Huber, no relation, said cars lined up down the road to get a mask. The wait for customers to get a mask was two hours, and in nine minutes, the Hubers gave away hundreds of masks.

"The response was incredible," Casey said. "I mean, gosh, everybody just kind of fueled us to keep making more because the need was there."

Unfortunately on the first day of their drive-thru, the Hubers had to turn customers away, but they made 4,500 more masks so far.

"We're probably, per hour, [making] right around 70," Eric said. "It sounds like a good number to some people, but when the requests are coming in, when in 10 minutes you pass out 400..."

The Hubers said they received large donations of fabric when they started making the masks, however now they need donations of flat elastic or bias tape to keep making the masks. Donations can be left at the front door of their business at 7540 Township Line Rd. in Waynseville.

If you need a mask, Digitstitch Embroidery's Facebook page notifies people when they will be handing the masks out.