Local company delivers more than 18,000 free masks to health care and military

By Vickie Creamer
Five years ago, Dalen Creamer of Willliamston started a business because he wanted something else to do. He purchased a Co2 laser engraver and a fiber laser and named the business Lazer Werk.
Creamer has a Facebook page with raving reviews of his products focused on law enforcement and public safety. He offers bulk memorial bracelets upon request to assist funds for families of fallen Police Officers.
Recently, when Creamer realized that people were hand cutting cloth for masks to supply to folks in need, he knew he could speed up production with the laser. At the time of this print,  along with the help of his father Lt Col Mike Creamer and his brother, John, they have cut out 18,000 mask/mask panels to be sewn. The masks have been shipped out to medical professionals, first responders and the military.
Deb Owen and a group of her friends have been helping to sew the masks along with more than 55 other ladies throughout the Anderson and Greenville area. They are also shipping the precut kits out across the US to groups that are sewing masks to speed up the process in getting them out. Currently, they are cutting out 5000 mask panels for a US Navy Aircraft Carrier, the USS Nimitz.
Jeff Kyle from the American Valor Foundation (brother of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle), contacted Creamer about making masks from t-shirts. They have sent 415 t-shirts to be turned into American Valor/Chris Kyle masks that are all free to professionals.
All About Fabrics in Williamston has gone above and beyond in helping supply the much needed cotton fabric and elastic to make this project a success.
Creamer states, “I have funded most of the cost myself, but some have heard of what we are doing and wanted to help out either with donated materials or a monetary donation to purchase materials. I am so appreciative of each person who has contributed in any way”.