Joonho Jonathan Oh is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. He’s among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Joonho Jonathan Oh
Where he’s multiplying good: Dublin, California
How he’s multiplying good: He is One in a Million. Due to the pandemic, my track season and volunteer activities got cancelled. I decided to use my down time to make a difference. My family and I made 30 masks and posted a message on a neighborhood app that we were giving out free handsewn masks. The requests flooded in. As I struggled to keep up with the demand, I decided that it was time for a solution. I founded a nonprofit called Masknet and created a website from scratch which allowed people to request masks. Together with my family, I made over 800 fabric face masks and donated them to healthcare workers in hospitals, retirement homes, police officers, and even sailors on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. As the demand for masks increased, they became more difficult for people to acquire. Because Masknet is a non-profit, I did not put a price on the masks, but people were generous and left money to cover material costs. With the $1,400 we received in donations, I bought a 3D printer and used it to create over 50 medical masks, all donated to Ohio Health. I also 3D-printed ear savers to relieve the discomfort from wearing masks for long hours. I am proud of how my hard work was able to contribute to my community.