Sew Thoughtful: Grande Dunes Residents Respond to COVID-19

June 17th, 2020

What do sewing machines, scissors, wires, T-shirt yarn, and fabric all have in common? Sixty-six awesome volunteers and over 2,300 face masks! We are so proud of all our volunteers who sacrificed their time on the beach, reading a good book, spending time with their families, gardening, etc… to help us make a difference for our healthcare workers and first responders in the Myrtle Beach area. We started our “Mask Project” by partnering up with Britt Bird, the founder of She had the orders coming in and we had the volunteers to help meet the demand. We started our project in the first week of April and didn’t stop until the end of May.

We delivered to several medical facilities, nursing homes and to the City of Myrtle Beach for their first responders and city workers.

Below is a note received from John Cowan, Purchasing Manager for the City of Myrtle Beach:

Grande Dunes,
Words cannot express the heartfelt thanks. The City employees recognize the time, effort and materials you and the individuals that have made these masks put into this project. These masks will support the City of Myrtle beach front line personnel. Again, our thanks to you for making these beautiful masks for the City of Myrtle Beach.

John Cowan

Special Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Mary Hicks – Bal Harbor
Lorie & Joe Orzel – Bal Harbor
Judy & Jack Overacre – Castillo Del Mar
Sherry Cadorette – Cipriana Park
Bettie & Ray Piluso and daughter Michelle– Cipriana Park
Nora Hutchinson and Bill McClure – Cipriana Park
Linda Herbst – Cipriana Park
Cyndy Kitchen – Cipriana Park
Dave Dube – Cipriana Park
Debbie Badger – Cipriana Park
Debbie Baughman – Cipriana Park
Donna Rumph & granddaughter Madison– Cipriana Park
Marie Steets – Cipriana Park
Lorie Adams – Cipriana Park
Liz Hyman – Cipriana Park
Susan Badawitz – Cipriana Park
Monica Barrington – Del Webb
Sandra Townsend – Del Webb
Regina Raffaele – Del Webb
Phyllis Greb – Del Webb
Robin Walsh – Del Webb
Pam Grady – Del Webb
Dol Seck – Del Webb
Pam Lorenzo – Del Webb
Judy Rivenbark and Bill Rodgers – Golf Village
Patti Kussman – Golf Village
Faye Kipp – Golf Village
Joni Muse – Golf Village
Kimberly DeRosa – Golf Village
Johnnie Bellamy – Golf Village
Marian Parrotta and Ken Meyer – Golf Village
Debbie Jacobs – Golf Village
Myra Miracle – Golf Village
Andi Crews – Golf Village
Linda Whitten – Living Dunes
Susan Laws- Seville
Raoul Faiman – Seville
Linda Stevens – Seville
Joan Alfano – Seville
Alyssa Johnson – Sienna Park
Lawrence Israel – Sienna Park
Marcia Bovit – Villa Marbella
Christine Mills – Villa Marbella
Gena Willams – Villa Marbella
Dianne and Les Hunkele – Waterside Pointe
Alex McGovern – Waterside Pointe
Janet Czarnecki – Myrtle Beach
Debbie Green – Myrtle Beach
Eunice Chan – Myrtle Beach
Elizabeth Caton – Myrtle Beach
Britt Bird – Myrtle Beach
Jane Greenwalt – Myrtle Beach
Kate Hargather- Myrtle Beach
Barbara Malloy – Socastee

Thank You to Those Who Donated!

Lowe’s Home Improvement
Home Depot
Rose Arbor Fabrice and Interiors
Native Sons