Phrase about their efforts shortly unfold and earlier than lengthy, the couple was inundated with requests. Ultimately, a community of volunteers shaped, together with a few of Alan’s SIA colleagues. One group ironed, reduce and sewed donated material into headbands, whereas a second group referred to as the Button Angels sewed the buttons onto the headbands, and one other group made deliveries.”I graduated from ironing and reducing out patterns to delivering headbands to the Button Angels,” Alan mentioned.
Inside 4 weeks, the Headbands for Heroes group had donated greater than 2,000 headbands to folks all through the Lafayette space, together with staff at hospitals, most cancers facilities, nursing properties, a Walmart, eating places and SIA.
By mid-July, that quantity elevated to over 4,500 headbands, with round 500 going to SIA, the Bayses mentioned.