Repair shop trades wrenches for sewing kits to make masks for first responders

Employees at Flyin? Wrench Motorsports and Tint Atlanta in Kennesaw are working overtime to make face masks.

KENNESAW, Ga. — Employees of a local car repair shop turned in their wrenches for sewing kits, all in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Employees at Flyin’ Wrench Motorsports and Tint Atlanta in Kennesaw are working overtime to make face masks.

“It’s just a need that needs to be met,” Steve Krontz, with Tint Atlanta, told Channel 2’s Audrey Washington via FaceTime.

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The goal is simple: Sew as many mask covers as possible for first responders helping amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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“We saw the need for surgical masks for police departments, fire departments. There’s no masks like these available,” said Matt Harper, with Flyin’ Wrench Motorsport.

Harper told Washington that some of his friends and family members are first responders and health care workers.

“I have one family member -- she’s got the same mask that she uses every day, having to Lysol it every day, bring it back and having to use it,” Harper said.

He said the idea to set up shop and get to mask-making was a no-brainer.

“We're making these with a pocket built in, and you can put a filter in them,” Harper said.

“Get as many masks out as we can,” Krontz said.

Right now, the crew hopes to make about 1,000 masks by the end of the week, but they need help.

They’re asking anyone with the skill to sew to please help out.

“We’re looking for anybody who knows how to sew, who can run a sewing machine,” Harper said

“The only thing I can think is just to do your part,” Krontz said.

If you can help, please contact Flyin’ Wrench Motorsports at 678-796-8269.

An army of volunteers is working non-stop to help supply the much needed equipment.