Looking for more ways (than just social distancing) to do your part and help during the COVID-19 crisis? Here are a few ways to help provide our amazing Doctors, Nurses, First Responders, and essential workers with much-needed masks.
Mask Match is a peer-to-peer platform helping people with spare N95 and surgical masks send them directly to healthcare workers on the front lines who need them — without needing to leave their house. Their lives (and our lives) depend on it. Many hospitals have had to limit the number of masks healthcare workers can use because there isn’t enough. Many are forced to go without due to lack of supply. While factories domestically and overseas are rushing to produce more, producing masks takes time that many healthcare workers don’t have.
Joann Fabrics offers a pattern to download so you can make your own face mask while supplies are low. You can make your own at home with some fabric and basic sewing supplies!
People are coming together all over the country crafting thousands upon thousands of face masks to help shield doctors, nurses and many others from the coronavirus. They are pulling together to meet an urgent need: Hospitals, overwhelmed by the fast-spreading pandemic, are burning through their supplies of protective gear, in particular masks, at an alarming rate.