VIDEO: Meet 2 Hutto residents creating face masks during the coronavirus pandemic

During a global pandemic that has had firsthand effects on Hutto's local businesses, schools, city operations and community, one mother-daughter duo has taken it upon themselves to provide masks for those on the front lines. (Screenshot courtesy city of Hutto)
During a global pandemic that has had firsthand effects on Hutto's local businesses, schools, city operations and community, one mother-daughter duo has taken it upon themselves to provide masks for those on the front lines. (Screenshot courtesy city of Hutto)

During a global pandemic that has had firsthand effects on Hutto's local businesses, schools, city operations and community, one mother-daughter duo has taken it upon themselves to provide masks for those on the front lines. (Screenshot courtesy city of Hutto)

During a global pandemic that has had firsthand effects on Hutto's local businesses, schools, city operations and community, one mother-daughter duo has taken it upon themselves to provide masks for those on the front lines.

The city of Hutto posted a video to its Facebook page April 17 honoring the contributions of Riise Prochaska and Kyra Thomas Moore, who have made more than 250 face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Four out of every 5 masks created have been donated, with specific contributions to Hutto Fire & Rescue.

"When we started realizing that masks were going to be a necessity, it was kind of a no brainer," Prochaska said. "We wanted to support our families, support our friends, support our small community."

Per the video, Prochaska and Thomas Moore spend up to eight hours a day creating the masks. It was especially important to the two of them, Thomas Moore said, to allocate resources to Hutto Fire & Rescue for their work in protecting citizens' safety during the pandemic.

"They support the community; they put their own lives at risk all the time," Thomas Moore said. "It's the least we could do to help take care of our community and the people we love and care about."