Saturday, June 27, 2020

Village Hero: Trixie Hunter-Merrill

Today I was named Village Hero in Greenwood Village, Co for my Mask Making Efforts.

This year has been a wild ride.

I will share more about that in another post but for today, a share in my accomplishment for the past few months.

Congratulations to Trixie Hunter-Merrill for being named a Village Hero!
Characterized as a Crusader for Humanity, Trixie led the making of over 3,000 masks during the pandemic. A cancer survivor twice, Trixie did not hesitate to lend a helping hand in the community. She started making masks by cutting up sheets, using aprons from her previous fashion business while learning about which filters and elastic to use. She made the masks affordable for people by giving them away or accepting donations.
One day, she created a form on Next Door and received over 300 requests for masks. Neighbors in Greenwood Village observed that Trixie needed assistance so they quickly donated fabric, elastic, needles, thread, yarn, T-shirts to make yarn, ear savers, and some even brought food or gift cards. These neighbors included Alicia Ventura, Gina Mueller, and Kathy Doyle.
Trixie is also credited with making cape and mask combos for kids to encourage the wearing of masks and created a Mask Makers Group on Next Door supporting other mask makers in the community with advice, thread, and fabric.

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