Homestead Hospice donates masks to Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

Published 9:31 am Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Homestead Hospice donated 50 masks to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

Courtney Gallion and Iva Schrock presented the assorted colored masks to Chief Deputy John Hatfield and Deputy Brian Gallion at the Sheriff’s Office. The gray, black and blue masks are washable.

Gallion, whose husband Brian Gallion is part of the DCSO, said it’s important to assist the county law enforcement.

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“We’re giving back to the community,” Gallion said. “It means a lot giving back to the first responders. We think they should be taken care of.”

Hatfield said the DCSO always appreciates the donations from the community.

“Masks are hard to get,” Hatfield said. “As first responders, we deal with the people and to put a mask on knowing what people may or may not have. It’s added protection for our guys.”

Schrock, who also makes quilts for the local veterans, said she was honored to assist the DCSO.

“It’s a pleasure to have the resources and time to make the masks,” Schrock said.

Brian Gallion also said he’s grateful for Homestead Hospice’s gift.

“It’s nice to know that someone thought enough of us to make masks,” Brian Gallion said.