Husband and wife team provides face masks to WUSM patients, staff

When the COVID-19 situation developed in early March, Glenda Bullock, director of research and business administration within the Department of Medicine, found herself working from home and wanting to do something to help her colleagues. A quilter in her spare time, Glenda already had yards of cotton fabric in her craft room. Soon, she found a pattern on Pinterest and began spending her evenings producing face masks in bulk. “I thought why not use my talents and the fabric to make masks,” Glenda said.

Her husband, Dennis Bullock, also a Department of Medicine staffer in the Division of Gastroenterology, delivers mail and packages on campus and now serves as Glenda’s distribution channel for the face masks. He has delivered over 240 of Glenda’s masks to the Department of Medicine to be shared with employees and their families.

“Staffers ask Dennis where he got his mask while he is making his rounds delivering packages,” Glenda said. “So, from these inquiries, I’ve made 60 more masks that Dennis has delivered.” She plans to continue making as many masks as possible.