With the First Million ProjectProtect Masks Sewn, President Bingham Says She Had No Doubt the Relief Society Would Deliver

by | Apr. 28, 2020

On Saturday morning, General Relief Society President Jean Bingham and her counselors, Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister Reyna Aburto, each showed up at a different Deseret Industries location to personally thank those returning protective masks sewn as part of ProjectProtect. One million masks sewn in a single week may feel like a lot, but Sister Bingham was in no way surprised—she knew the Relief Society was up to the task. Serving is what members of the Relief Society do best.

“We look around and we see what needs to be done,” she said. “Each woman does that. And then it’s done quickly and done well.”

Sister Eubank recalled being asked, “Can we do that?” following a suggestion that 5 million masks were needed to protect frontline medical professionals. “I didn’t hesitate,” she said. “I just said, ‘Absolutely, this community will respond.’”

And she was right—the community reached out with an overwhelmingly positive response. Sister Eubank says this kind of Christlike service is being seen all over the world during a time when we worry that we will only see the worst of people.

“But my experience is, the best in people also comes out. And you will see people want to participate, want to do something to show the goodness of humanity, and to benefit people who are putting their lives at risk for all of us,” she says.

One million masks down, four million more to go. Read more about the response to ProjectProtect thechurchnews.com.

Photo Credit: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
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Morgan Jones comes to LDS Living after writing for the Deseret News since 2014. She published more than 480 stories and served as Senior Web Producer prior to her departure from Deseret News. Jones is a passionate storyteller and loves having the opportunity to share stories that deserve to be told. She is the host of the All In podcast. 

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