LA JUNTA — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.
In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.
Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.
This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.
This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Colorado Sublimation Printing, a La Junta based personalized printing service that has been working to create face masks for donation to first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone else.
CSP (Colorado Sublimation Printing), equipped with a new location and recently acquired sewing machines, started to fill the ever-growing need for face masks earlier in April.
Since they started, they have created more than 1,000 and donated them to a range of organizations, as well as local residents, in need.
The masks are all donated as is the time taken to create them.
"To get everything to go back to normal," commented Cisco Perez, owner of CSP, "I figure that there's a way that we can help to try and get everyone safe, get their faces covered and try to get back to where normal life is going on again."
Perez reports that many people inside La Junta are working to give material and monetary donations to the shop in order to keep the masks coming.
"As long as there is a need, we'll keep making them," Perez finished.
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