A local retail business shut down during the state’s “Stay at Home” order is finding a way to give back behind closed doors. Erickson Embroidery has been making face masks for schools, nursing homes and organizations in need. So far, they’ve delivered some to Cathedral School, Villa St. Vincent, the SUMMIT, and they’re looking to bring more to senior citizens who are wanting to stay safe while at the grocery store.

    Erickson Embroidery owner Steve Erickson told the Times that the idea came from employee Dawn Edlund, and she and Becky Maki have been “hard at it” working behind the scenes.

    “We’re shut down until the 10th anyway so we’ll see how many we can do in a day,” said Erickson.

    Erickson, Edlund and Maki said they have different colored fabric on each side of the face masks and a couple of styles with the elastic bands either going behind the ears or behind the head. Erickson also noted that the elastic bands have been particularly hard to find with their next order having to come all the way from California.

    If you’d like to contact Erickson Embroidery about face masks, call 281-2801 or email ericksonembroidery@midconetwork.com.