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Hometown Hero Award

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Published: May 19, 2020

OU Credit Union Employee Receives Habitat for Humanity's Hometown Hero Award

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Oakland University Credit Union’s Software Developer, Jenn, received Habitat for Humanity’s Hometown Hero award for her valiant efforts in making approximately 650 cloth face masks. Jenn began her pursuit in mid-March and never stopped.


“I recognized a need. I saw patterns being shared on Facebook and almost couldn’t believe it, but I did my research and realized that wearing a face covering can provide adequate protection. I have a ton of fabric – I haven’t tossed out a single scrap since I began sewing six years ago – so I sewed my first face mask on March 21,” said Jenn. “From there I just kept going. I enjoy sewing, and I love that I’m able to help.”


Jenn’s face masks are available at no costs to anyone in need. Thus far she has provided masks to family and friends on the frontlines in six different states.


“I was able to help outfit the Capital Area Humane Society workers and volunteers who are caring for the animals during quarantine. I’ve shipped many to friends and family who work in nursing homes, health care offices, and even the Coast Guard and Navy.” said Jenn.


Currently, Jenn is making kids mask for Child and Family Charities and hopes to sew 1,000 masks by the end of May.


OU Credit Union is proud of Jenn’s commitment to making our community a safer place.