Each of us have gifts and talents that God has given us to serve others. Now, more than ever before, those gifts are needed to serve people around us.
As you may know, there is currently a great need for simple masks that can be worn by non-COVID-19 patients and providers, larger masks to fit over N95 and other medical-grade equipment, and masks with pockets to hold removable filters. This is where you come in. Many of you are talented sewers and may have people in your churches or associations looking for a way to serve in the current pandemic.
We need your help in making medical masks for healthcare workers in our state.
Homemade masks can be sewn by hand or machine, but should be double-layered and made with pre-washed cotton. There are many resources available online that provide a list of materials to use, patterns, and instructions on how to make DIY masks. We’ve included a few helpful resources below.
Many of you may already been doing this or thinking of doing it. We encourage you to reach out to your local medical facilities and donate masks if you can. Many places that we may not normally think of like nursing homes and prisons need them as well.
If you would like us to help you locate a place to donate masks to, please reach out to Amy Boone by
Below is a list of resources you or your church can use to begin making masks.