When there is a crisis or the worst pandemic in one hundred years, good people need to merge to help out. Talking about helping doesn’t mean the same as rolling up your sleeves and getting to work helping others.

Loretta Kryshak of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of those people you want in your corner during a significant crisis like Covid -19. Ms. Kryshak, the very center of the Kryshak family’s company, Rebel Reform, didn’t just see a problem and say, well, that’s a bad situation, and someone should do something. Doing, not talking, is who Loretta is. That is her nature, makeup, and in her heart.

At the pandemic’s beginning, Loretta worked closely with her husband, Michael, and her son, Thaddeus, and her daughter, Violet. As a family, they joined together to make a difference.

Early in the crisis, Loretta’s son figured out that the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was an increasingly severe issue. Rebel Reform was already in the business of making disinfecting wipes for hospitals. The family figured out a way to use those materials and make face masks.

Loretta Kryshak believes that working together with other like-minded organizations can take a good project and make it a great one, multiplying many times over what can be accomplished.

Altogether, this project resulted in the donation of over 4 million face masks throughout Milwaukee and even in Florida and Texas. Loretta Kryshak and her family are involved in many other philanthropic endeavors as well.

To honor her efforts, especially during the pandemic, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County presented Loretta Kryshak with the Gwen T. Jackson award. Representing her family, Loretta gratefully accepted this award for the work she has done during the pandemic. To see what Loretta is up to, visit: https://twitter.com/lkryshak