The Alumni Association has created a limited-edition reusable cloth face mask that is being sold in its online store. For every mask purchased, a mask will be donated to UMMC.
Masks can be purchased at olemissalumni.com/shop.
“The Ole Miss alumni family cares about protecting each other during this challenging time,” says Alumni Association Executive Director Kirk Purdom (BA 93). “These masks not only help alumni show their pride while staying safe in their own communities but will also help protect our heroic health care workers and their most vulnerable patients at UMMC. As of Aug. 10, we have donated over 100 masks to UMMC. We want to keep that momentum going.”
The new three-layer face mask features an OMAA logo pattern and has adjustable ear straps and a metal strip across the bridge of the nose that allows for a snug fit. The Alumni Association will donate half of its initial order of 500 masks to UMMC.
“We are grateful for the Alumni Association’s assistance in securing masks,” says Meredith Aldridge, UMMC director of development. “They are needed now more than ever. As our health care team steps up to fight COVID-19 on the front lines, we appreciate the support of our University of Mississippi alumni family.”
*Update: This product is currently sold out, but more will arrive in mid-October. If you’d like to be notified when they arrive, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping make this project a success!*