Many are sewing cloth medical masks for our hospitals and others. These masks can help supplement their supplies, leaving the specialized masks for those caring for contagious people. These cloth masks can be sterilized and reused with patients who are less vulnerable.
I am calling on members of our church to help with this effort. JoAnn Fabrics is preparing free kits with everything you need to make these masks. All you need to do is pick them up, take them home, sew them together, and return them to JoAnns for delivery. Those receiving them will sterilize them for use. Saying a prayer for those who will receive these masks while you are sewing them would be wonderful.
There is a JoAnn Fabrics store in Eugene at Greenacres and one in Springfield off of Mohawk. I just picked up enough Free supplies to make 22 masks. Because I can cut the masks myself, they gave me panels rather than cut to size fabric.
If you can’t sew, you can volunteer to help put the kits together by calling one of these stores. Also, If you want to help, but need someone to pick up the kits for you, please call Todd Baker or Mick Koester to see who can help you.
it would be great if someone maybe from Outreach could look into how we might help them with cutting Fabric and putting some kits together for them. The lady cutting the fabric for me said she had been helping cut fabric even though she really just went in to pick up some kits earlier.