ORLANDO, Fla. — Volunteers took part in a huge mask giveaway Saturday in one of the hardest hit areas of Orange County in terms of coronavirus positive cases - the 32822 ZIP code.

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  • Different community project groups contributed homemade face coverings

  • Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz, area churches, business took part in effort

  • More mask giveaways planned

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At the Engelwood Neighborhood Center, cars wrapped into the street as residents waited to get masks.

“This is wonderful," said Ilena Acosta, receiving one of the masks. "They are angels.” 

One community project group, "Mask the People," made 6,000 masks for the event, while another, "Crafting is the Best Medicine," made another 1,500.

"Really nice to help in this project for the community," said Pilar Uriea of "Crafting is the Best Medicine."

“I love Orlando," said volunteer Lourdes Mola while handing out masks she made. "This is when we do our best — when things get rough, we rise up."

Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz, area churches and other businesses all joined forces to bring the event together, and it won't be the last such event. “Mask the people” plans to have more of these giveaways in hot spots areas.​