Dynasty Bridal creates masks for community

Published 3:32 pm Monday, April 13, 2020

Dynasty Bridal is showing their love of the community through masks.
Chrissy Moses, daughter of Sherry McCoury who owns the shop, is a nurse in the area. She thought up the idea of using her sewing skills for the greater good after seeing the need for masks in the community. She said a call from management in her place of work inquiring if anyone needed a mask, got her thinking about how others working or exposed during this time have access. With her experience as a seamstress prior to nursing, she wanted to help. Upon asking her mom for help, the idea took off.
“I could not shake the overwhelming feeling I needed to do something for the community, I knew it was time to put my sewing skills to use. It was time to make masks, but not only make them but give them away,” said Moses.
Along with her mother, Moses recruited her father, Chris McCoury, and her friend, Brittany Elliott, to aid in production of the masks. The shop has now produced around 400 masks for people in the community, as well as people out of state from Ohio to Florida.
Moses said they want to help the community any way they can.
“We feel like wherever there’s a need, we’re not going to turn someone away,” said Moses. “We love people, and it makes me emotional to talk about it. We love our community. There’s no greater gift that you can give to people in the community and people you care about, even if you’ve never met them before, than to give them safety and protection.”
The masks are free to those who need them. Moses said this doesn’t just include those with illnesses and those on the frontlines, but also anyone who is fearful and wants one.
“Our goal is to help as many people as possible.” she said. “There is no charge. Anybody who is afraid or concerned for their health, we won’t turn them away.”
On days when Moses isn’t working, she is at the shop making masks. Even while she is at work, her mother is there working on them as well.
Donations are welcome. The main things that can help are fabric, lysol and elastic.
Those who need a mask can call Dynasty Bridal at 423-542-6227. You can also reach out on the shop’s Facebook page.
“All I can say is we love people and the community,” said Moses. “Now is a time of unity, because we are stronger together. Businesses may have closed their doors due to COVID-19, but that does not mean we close our hearts.”

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