Alan and Shelly Bays are Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipients. They are among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read their story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Alan and Shelly Bays
Where they are multiplying good: Lafayette, Indiana
How they are multiplying good: They are all One in a Million. Alan Bays, Engine B Line, and his wife Shelly used resources right at home to help frontline and essential workers during the shutdown time. “Headbands for Heroes” was created after Shelly saw a need in the community for headbands with buttons so workers could attach face masks to the headbands instead of wearing the straps around their ears for several hours a day. A family friend of the Bays, working on the frontline battling COVID-19, posted on Facebook to recruit sewers who could create headbands with buttons. Shelly looked to YouTube to find out how she could make the headbands herself. Using Alan’s old collection of bandanas and many donations, the couple along with hardworking volunteers were able to make 2,041 headbands in just four weeks. The headbands were donated to healthcare workers, restaurants, Walmart employees, and many other essential businesses. Shelly also carries extra headbands in her purse to offer to workers wherever she goes.