Auburn, AL (EETV)- Associate Athletic Director Dana Marquez is using a part of his normal job to make a difference durinng the pandemic. In an athletic department meeting, director Allen Greene urged his staff to find ways to help during the pandemic which led to Marquez volunteering to sew surgical masks.

Over the last week, he has sewn over 150 masks and sent them to different locations including Birmingham, Opelika, Florida, and New York.

"It's been a great project to work on", Marquez said, "alot of people have helped including my staff, my wife, and my daughter who is medical school. It's a great way to give back to the community and that's what it's all about."

Mar 28, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; Dana Marquez works on masks for coronavirus aid at the Auburn Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

His job at Auburn Athletics is overseeing the equipment for the athletic department and controls the budget that they spend on gear each season. He works closely with the football team on gamedays to make sure they have the proper equipment.

Marquez spoke about adjusting to his job from home saying, " Being at home hasn't changed much, I am still able to do things that I normally do. The only thing that is different is not being out on the field with athletes."

Marquez is continuing to make masks this week and will be delivering 25 masks to a surgery center in Opelika this week. He will continue to produce them until the pandemic has subsided.