JOHNSON CITY — Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has donated 1,500 masks to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda. The masks, many of which are handmade, were donated by PEC members who participated in the cooperative’s Masks for Members program, which launched in September. Since then, PEC members have pledged to donate more than 3,500 masks.
PEC Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter said Masks for Members is a shining example of the cooperative spirit. “In just one month, our members have stepped up and donated thousands of masks, with a genuine desire to help protect Central Texans,” Porter said. “We can’t thank them enough for their time and for coming together with us to support this important cause.”
Recipients, including Ascension Seton and Baylor Scott & White Health, are helping PEC distribute the masks to those in need. Drew Bennett, director of operations, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda, said his team is humbled by the support and grateful.
“By helping us provide masks for patients, visitors and staff to wear outside of the clinical setting, this donation will further limit community spread of COVID-19,” Bennett said. “It is an honor to be the first full-service hospital in Buda, and we are excited to continue partnering with others to better the community we serve.”
PEC will continue delivering masks received from the program to local hospital partners. For those interested in participating, it’s not too late. Learn more about PEC’s Masks for Members program and how to donate at pec.coop/masks.