• Brian L. Barefield

STEEL CITY SAVIOR Kiya Tomlin gives back to medical workers during coronavirus pandemic.

Kiya Tomlin

As the coronavirus pandemic takes this nation through one of the roughest times it has seen in history. It is always good to find those individuals who are willing to sacrifice their time and talents to help others in need.

Kiya Tomlin, wife of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is doing her part to help our brave men and women who put their own lives on the line daily to help patients that have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Tomlin and her team from her online clothing store sprung into action making CDC compliant masks for a hospital in Indiana that was in need of medical supplies.

"A couple of weeks ago, before Pittsburg really had any cases, and it was just becoming a known problem, Rachel Maddow had retweeted something from a hospital system in Evansville, Indiana that said they had a shortage of masks and were asking for all home sewers to jump in because they had a shortage of masks," Tomlin told reporter Teresa Varley from "Someone forwarded it to me, I thought I have people that are sitting home I am paying who aren't working, so I reached out to them and asked them if they wanted to do it. They were like yeah, of course."

Tomlin is no stranger when it comes to fashion. As a member of the gymnastic team at The College of William & Mary, she made clothes for her teammates and even made all the maternity clothes for her coach during her pregnancy. So it is no surprise to those that know her, that she would do such a wonderful deed to help others.

“It’s hard to sit here and watch, and people that you know are risking their lives underprepared to take care of people and we are all worried about getting our hands dirty at the grocery store,” said Tomlin. “It’s good to be able to support those people, even though I can’t do what they do. What I do is in support for them. What I have heard they appreciate it and I am happy to do it.”

20 views0 comments