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23-year-old local fashion designer donates hand made masks to healthcare workers in Collier County.

Posted at 1:17 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 01:17:08-04

NAPLES, Fla.  — Life and business have not been the same since the Coronavirus pandemic took over. Peter Jean Marie, a local fashion designer that has reached many heights, is putting his sewing skills to the test to help healthcare workers here in southwest Florida.

“It’s to simply give back to the community and make sure everyone is safe especially my mom who works at the NCH hospital”, said Peter Jean Marie.

Jeans Marie mother is a nurse here in Naples. As she works on the front lines of this pandemic, she told her son she and her staff were in need of face masks, he had the perfect answer.

“You know what mom I have a great idea, just give me about an hour and a half”, said Jean Marie.

He says he wanted to protect those who need it most.

“As long as she’s there, I’ve got to keep her safe, and if she’s over there I might as well keep everyone safe as well”, said Jean Marie.

He says he's seen healthcare workers lend each other a helping hand across the globe. He wanted to use his talents to do the same.

“ I know I might not be the biggest business out there, but if the U.N. could do it, China could do it, I could do it, and I want to do it”, said Jean Marie.

“As the request for face masks continue to pour in from all over, Jean Marie does not consider himself an expert, but he says he is a business man with a heart who understands supply and demand”, said Jean Marie.

“It’s only been a day and a half since I started this, but I’ll do the best that I can. I’m only one man, but I’ll do what I can to deliver as much as I can”, said Jean Marie.