Hui of volunteers sews and distributes more than 17,000 masks in nearly 3 months

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Jami Sales sits behind homemade cloth masks June 4 in Paauilo. Sales organized a team of volunteers in her community that have made more than 17,000 masks.

Jami Sales of Paauilo mauka and her cousin, Marlene Simpson, began their effort to sew face masks in March as the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up.