Hyderabad: The Telugu Association of Tri Valley (TATVA) donated more than 500 hand-stitched masks to the Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks, California on Thursday. The hospital authorities had sought help from the association members and requested them to provide 500 masks and 45 headcovers due to its shortage. TATVA which is known for their social service came forward to help and support the frontline heroes.
Several Telugu families and working women living in Tri valley, stitched the masks at home during their free time, while the kids helps them, they said. Despite having a busy schedule, the members not just stitched but delivered the masks on time, to the hospital.
TATVA turned home bedsheets, cotton saree into mask fabric. ‘Since it was difficult to find fabric and other necessary materials to stitch masks during the Lockdown imposed, the association members made use of their their new bedsheets, cotton sarees, clothes, brought from India. The masks were made according to the specifications given by the hospital’ said a member. Besides stitched one, the association purchased more masks for $ 2000.
Mr Ram Koditala, President Telugu Association of TriValley(TATVA) said, ” The masks are made with love as a tribute to all hardworking healthcare workers for what they are doing to the community. We have used colored fabric and different designs, with a goal in mind to support our health workers. As we believe in ‘Vaidyo Narayano Harihi’, (
Doctor is a form of Lord Narayana God), and they are proving it again. Our association will continue to help all the needy hospital communities, fire department, police, grocery stores and adults in need, without stopping here”.