Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!
When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented times. Chris Capper is my superman!
Executive Director of Just One More Ministry [JOMM], a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to repurposing food from food suppliers, restaurants, and caterers, repackages it for those in need. For over ten years, Chris’s vision is to provide a crucial link to needy communities, shelters, and food pantries, feeding those who would otherwise be hungry.
During COVID-19, Chris has been busier than ever. While practicing safe distancing and diligent hand washing and disinfecting, Just One More Ministry has become a gateway to helping put together kits of face masks donated by REBEL CONVERTING. He then turnkeys to guarantee delivery to those in need in the Milwaukee area.
The material used in the kits is melt-blown polypropylene, the same material that hospital masks are made from. REBEL, a contract manufacturer for wet wipes, uses melt-blown polypropylene for surgical room cleaning wipes.
An employee at REBEL, Thaddeus Kryshak, experimented with folding and fastening a face mask using the melt-blown polypropylene material with rubber bands. With lots of help, incredibly, Kryshak started a movement called MaskUpMKE.org!
His initial experiments on how to effectively fold the fabric to fasten to one’s head spread like wildfire! REBEL decided to produce kits of the material and requested volunteers to make a finished product.
That is when Chris Capper joined in! Through his diligent management and organization of volunteers, JOMM has produced and delivered over 400,000 masks to the Milwaukee area.
Please go to jomministry.org to see where these masks to date have been distributed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on April 3, 2020, that all Americans — even people who feel healthy — should wear some face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC advises the use of face coverings to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
It is truly an honor to know Chris Capper and his employees and volunteers! He is truly a silent champion that has overcome numerous hurdles. He is a man of faith and persistence and should be recognized as a true pioneer in helping others!