2019 Rogers Scholar Jhaughanessy Morris of Floyd County is helping her community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morris, a student at Floyd Central High School, made and donated 50-60 protective face masks for employees of the food distribution center, God’s Appalachian Partnership Inc., and other essential workers.

She launched the “Masks for the Mountains” Rogers Scholars community service project to support employees who continue to work and serve the community during the pandemic and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to be able to aid during this time of need,” Morris said. “I am blown away with how much support I have gotten from my family and community.”

“The masks provided by Masks for the Mountains enabled us to continue serving the people of Eastern Kentucky during this unprecedented pandemic, keeping staff, volunteers, and clients of God’s Appalachian Partnership healthy,” said an unidentified employee.

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.