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Armstrong Campus alumna lends helping hand to create masks for health care workers

Masks created by Armstrong Campus alumna Megan Williams

With a passion for creating, Armstrong Campus alumna Megan Williams is making masks for local health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in music performance in 2017, she pursued and accomplished her goal of becoming the commander and conductor of the 440th Army National Guard Band of North Carolina. That position is part-time, so she opened a sewing studio and began to study fashion design and alterations.

Armstrong Campus alumna Megan Williams
Armstrong Campus alumna Megan Williams.

Her business, Creations by Megan Williams, started as a passion project, in which she completed outfits and costumes for friends and family. It wasn’t long before customers started to reach out to her for custom work through referrals and she became steadily employed. 

“I honestly didn’t expect my hobby to turn into a business, but I am so glad it did,” said Williams.

In the midst of the coronavirus, she wanted to lend a helping hand. Williams began to make masks for local health care facilities over the past month.

“I believe that I have a skill that is needed in today’s society,” said Williams. “I am a member of numerous volunteer groups within the community and often offer my services as a seamstress. When there is a need for a crafted item, I believe it is my civic duty to volunteer my time and energy to assist.”

The masks are being donated to local hospitals that are facing shortages. Neighbors have also requested her masks for their daily use and peace of mind. Williams encourages everyone to get involved in the community, adding, “If sewing isn’t your forte, I guarantee you will be able to find a group (volunteer) that suits you. All you have to do is reach out.”

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