We are working on donating masks locally to our community. Any help is appreciated!
Our goal is 1,000 masks
As we start to know where these masks are going, we plan to let you to know where your donation is helping at!!
If you would like to remain anonymous in your donation, feel free to leave that in the notes as well.
We can't thank you enough for helping. This is what community and America is all about for us!! Let's group together and help out where we can.
And we can't thank all the people risking their lives for us during this epidemic enough!! We sincerely appreciate you
*** BE SURE TO WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER EACH USE *** Currently, the supply of surgical masks is at a critical all-time low throughout the entire nation. We are finding locally that our nurses are only receiving on N95 mask a day and our Fire/EMS responders might only receive one a week, so these covers are being used to extend the life of the limited supply of these critical supplies.
While handmade fabric face masks are NOT a substitution for N95 masks, in times of emergency, the CDC may allow handmade fabric masks to be used when critical shortages take place. You can read more from the CDC here on the use of homemade masks here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html
According to the CDC website "homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face."
In addition to helping medical staff during critical shortages, these masks can be used at home as well. While wearing homemade face masks will not prevent against catching a respiratory illness, they can help reduce the spread of large particles when someone sneezes or coughs.