Heroicouture, Tailors from Sacino’s begin making masks for hospital workers, FEMA

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St. Petersburg residents continue to find creative ways to help out as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the state and country. Sacino’s, a men’s formalwear company that’s been in the Tampa Bay region since 1916, is having its tailors refocus their efforts to sew masks for hospital workers and FEMA.

Here’s the statement from owner Rob Sacino:

Sacino’s is mobilizing its tailors and all others who can sew at home to make masks for our local hospitals and FEMA. If you can help please email: masks@sacino.com. We will figure this out together – as a community – as we have since 1916.

Sacino’s has three locations in the region:

2206 4th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 

3430 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

4213 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Follow Sacino’s on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Heroiculture in St. Pete is also hard at work making masks for first responders.

Statement from Sandra Botero Mounts:

I am doing this to help our community and am not taking payment. I appreciate the offers of $ but that isn’t what this is about. I am trying to use my God given skills to do my part to help. I encourage anyone and everyone that has skills, gifts, aptitude, in ANYTHING… to find a way to help in this crisis and not just in your city, state, or country, but for the whole world as we are a part of the global community.

Once again, we find ourselves blown away by the resolve of St. Petersburg.

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Andrew Harlan

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