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|SEWING FABRIC SURGICAL MASKS |
Thank you for your interest in sewing fabric surgical masks for healthcare personnel caring for COVID-19 patients. Our supply of manufactured surgical masks are at critical low levels throughout the nation and locally.
Your time and talent can greatly impact our ability to care for our community members and help ensure our safety as we do. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. Still a large supply is needed, as each healthcare worker will need to change their mask several times during their shifts, as the mask becomes soiled or damp – for maximum protection.
We aren’t worried about looking stylish -- but we are concerned about functionality. Non-matching fabrics, thread, binding strips are just fine – but a well sewn mask with no frayed edges or missed seams or “holes” is important.
NOTE: We have received questions on if people could donate fabric to us. We greatly appreciate everyone's generosity. Due to the workload of our staff, we ask that people communicate with their family and friends to determine who could use donated fabric. We've received great response from this request so imagine there are sewers out there who could use any donated fabric. Thank you to everyone!
- Enclose in plastic bags or closed plastic boxes.
- We will launder them prior to use so you do not need to do this step.
DROP OFF LOCATION
- Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce, 200 East Main Street, Manchester
- Monday - Friday
- Hours: 8AM-4PM
MAILING IN COMPLETED MASKS
- ATTN: Jody Hatfield
Regional Medical Center
709 West Main Street
PO Box 359
Manchester, IA 52057
QUESTIONS? Contact Jody Hatfield at 563-927-7581 or email@example.com.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Our entire healthcare team appreciates you!