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Posted on: May 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Good news story- Nini Deluca, mask maker-helping the poor in Nigeria

Nini DeLuca of Elmsford is an inspiration. She has been making masks -donating them to hospitals in our area. She has worked with Volunteer Fire departments. And, also helps the former Pastor of a church in Elmsford who is now a Bishop in Nigeria.

Nini DeLuca of Elmsford is a real inspiration. She has always given back to the community and continues to do so.  In recent weeks she has been making masks (Ju-Ni facemasks) and has donated the masks to the elderly in the community and to nurses and doctors at White Plains Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Mt Sinai Hospital; a hospital in Florida; Montefiore Hospital; West Med group. She also donated some to Fire departments.
Some of the recent masks she has made are 3 layered masks with a metal nose piece, personalized for the fire department. She is selling some of the masks (3 layers, not 2 like most) to recover some of her costs. Inner layer is cotton flannel which yields proper protection; bendable nose metal which gives a very safe seal around the nose/face area; washable; stylish.

People have been emailing her @
FROM A PREVIOUS  POSTING ABOUT NINI AND HER WORK HELPING BISHOP JUDE (former Pastor of Mt Carmel Church in Elmsford and now a Bishop in Nigeria) AND THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

Nini DeLuca, the members of the Elmsford Volunteer Fire department and other Elmsford leaders highlight that there are people in the community who use their energy to do good for others. And, they don’t limit their volunteerism to their own neighborhoods. Their work will make many people smile.

For 13 years Bishop Jude served at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Elmsford. He was highly regarded and his work as parish administrator was appreciated by congregants. He then returned to Nigeria (in 2010) to serve as Bishop.

Members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel have visited Nigeria a few times since the Bishop left Elmsford and have worked hard to help the residents of Ondo, the community that Bishop Jude is the spiritual leader of. They have interacted with people who are poor but happy and grateful.

The Elmsford Fire department, congregants and community have worked with the Bishop and the people of Ondo donating medical supplies, 3000 books from Elmsford schools and Maria Regina High School. They met with Ondo Governor Olusegun Mimiko and His Royal Highness Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye, king of Oba-Akoko.

Mrs. DeLuca’s husband, Pete DeLuca, visited Nigeria for a third time, with his mission to educate medical personnel on how to use the ambulance donated by Elmsford to the medical center. When Elmsford received a new ambulance, DeLuca—a deputy fire chief in Elmsford—asked Elmsford officials if the old ambulance could be donated and shipped to Nigeria, which it was.


Paul Feiner

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