PDX Employee Suzette Pump Makes 100 PDX Carpet Masks for Raffle
Chef, author, quilter, animal lover, volunteer, Port of Portland Police Department employee…Suzette Pump wears many hats and she recently added “PDX carpet mask seamstress” to the list.
When the pandemic created a demand for masks, Suzette’s commitment to community service, crafting and our airport led to the creation of 100 coveted PDX carpet face coverings – soon to be claimed by 100 lucky winners of our recent PDX People raffle.
"Essential workers, frontline staff and first responders are important, especially to the work that we do at PDX," Suzette shared. "To be able to do something for them, to give back in some way even if it is something as small as a mask, is just so impactful for me."
She also shared how many hours it took her to make all the masks (hint: it was a full time job), her other hobbies – blue ribbon cheesecake, anyone? – her philosophy on giving back, how to wrangle sewing machines and what motivated her to sew nearly 250 masks.