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Coachella-based guitar string factory donates 400 face masks to ACT for MS

The Coachella-based Ernie Ball Guitar String Center made and donated 400 cloth face coverings to the clients and families of ACT for Multiple Sclerosis.

The guitar string manufacturer has been making face coverings for the Coachella Valley since the start of April, allocating valuable resources to make hundreds of masks a day.

“We decided why not use our products that we have in house and even our connections and the supplies and then go ahead and supply these to our local residents,” Sharon Chiopa, Human Resources Manager, Ernie Ball Inc., told News Channel 3's Madison Weil back on April 8.

Watch: Guitar string factory in Coachella aims to make 400 free masks a day for communities in need

Norma Greer Fishkind, daughter of ACT for MS Founder Gloria Greer, heard about this and reached out to the Ernie Ball Inc.

"Some of us here probably have loved one who have MS as well as we have a few employees that have MS too, so to be able to give back a community or charity or just some kind of service is a blessing," said Sharon Chilpa, human resource manager for Ernie Ball Inc.

Act for MS noted that many of their clients have compromised immune systems, putting them at greater risk if they were to become infected with the coronavirus.

Click here to learn more about Act for MS

Ernie Ball Inc. has donated over 9,000 masks around the Coachella Valley in over a month. The company has been making 400 to 500 masks a day.

To get in touch with Ernie Ball Inc. in Coachella, click here.

Jesus Reyes


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