The Cardinal Gibbons High School students started the CopperSAFE company in response to the great need of masks following the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their masks are made with a copper-infused cloth barrier that is very effective in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. According to CopperSAFE’s website, copper is also a naturally occurring antimicrobial and self-sanitizing material. The masks are known to be lightweight and comfortable compared to other masks on the market.
In late June, the CopperSAFE teens gave a $25,000 donation to the WakeMed Foundation in order to help them with their response to COVID. Their new goal is to provide more than $100,000 in financial support to frontline healthcare workers before the end of 2020.
We are proud to know that we made a contribution to the donation and can’t wait to see what Connor and Dylan do for our community next!