Dear Members of Saint Mary's Family,
As our hospitals and health care professionals are projecting a significant need for supplies including medical masks, we are hoping to combine forces to create and deliver masks to local hospitals. Following groups such as
The Masked Warriors Project
, we look to offer resources should our congregants wish to participate.
I am happy to announce that we will be partnering with the Chappaqua Interfaith Council, First Congregational Church, Chappaqua and Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville in creating and collecting masks. Emanuel congregant Abigail Gray will be leading an
online webinar on making medically suitable masks this Sunday March 29 at 4pm
at https://zoom.us/7531940726, meeting #753-194-0726.
The supply list is as follows:
- Sewing machine
- 13" of elastic per mask (3/8" or 1/4" width)
Beginning this Wednesday, a sealed plastic bin will be available in front entrance of Saint Mary's church as well as:
- Emanuel Church (197 Manville Rd, Pleasantville)
- First Congregational Church (210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua)
- Temple Beth El 220 S Bedford Road, Chappaqua
All masks will be brought to nearby hospitals. We will make sure to record the session so you may participate even if you can't make it this Sunday. You may even consider setting up online "sewing parties" with your friends, to make masks together.
The Book of Numbers tells us of the story of Moses, who sees his sister Miriam overcome by disease. Moses pleads with God on her behalf, saying, "El na, refah na la - Please God, heal her!". Just as Moses brings healing to his sister, so may we support our brothers and sisters throughout New York through this effort. Please consider joining us.