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Knoxville couple uses business to make, distribute masks

The goal is to get the masks out to rural areas that may have a harder time receiving the much-needed equipment.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jack's of Knoxville is closed right now, but that hasn't stopped its owners from doing their part to help medical workers throughout East Tennessee.

They're transforming their shop into a place where they can take in masks from local makers and ship them out to medical facilities in the area that may need them.

The goal is to get the masks out to rural areas that may have a harder time receiving the much-needed equipment.

"We're really hoping to get where we can help out the smaller facilities that aren't receiving large donations or don't have the budget to outbid for masks," co-owner Logan Higgins said.

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Higgins said even if you can't sew, you can help by spreading the word