Border Patrol Agent and Wife Make and Donate Hundreds of Masks to Essential Workers

Across the country, Americans are stepping up to help fight the coronavirus in a variety of ways.

Border Patrol agent Ricardo Ruedas and his wife Alejandra have made and donated hundreds of homemade masks to workers who are deemed essential, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP.)

“We have family and friends that work in the local hospitals, and we coordinated with them to find out who was in need,” Ricardo said in a release from CBP. “We felt the necessity to help those who help others. I learned to sew out of necessity when I was younger, and my wife just recently taught herself from online videos.”

The couple said that they were inspired to start making masks after seeing similar stories. They said they make the masks on their time off and plan to continue to make them.

The masks the couple make have three layers designed to prevent water or bacteria from getting through. 

As the virus has spread throughout the country, several companies have started producing face masks to help healthcare workers amid a shortage of personal protective equipment. 

The latest data finds that there are more than 770,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the country and more than 40,000 deaths.


  1. brenda- direct from “U.S. Customs and Border Protection”, “Imperial Valley natives Ricardo Ruedas and his wife Alejandra have donated hundreds of handmade masks to essential personnel to help protect against the COVID-19 virus.” Please cite your source for what appears to be just ANOTHER STUPID-ASSED UNINFORMED lib comment.

  2. brenda, since Ricardo Ruedas and his wife are both “Imperial Valley natives”, which is in California, please cite your source for what appears to be your totally ignorant comment about both being registered dims in the state of Texas.

  3. Ricardo Ruedas and his wife are both registered Democrats in the state of Texas. Ngo, try being part of the solution, instead of the problem.

  4. Awesome story. God bless this patriotic family

    Democrats never donate a dime. All they do is take from the people.

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