Honoring the rich history of the American Red Cross’ rapid response to the 1918 flu, a new project has emerged and launched to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by making face coverings.
Currently, crafters are being asked to put needle to thread to honor this 100-year-old tradition of supporting those impacted by this pandemic. We are particularly looking for face coverings that are sewn, whether by hand or machine. However, those with a lack of sewing skills should not be discouraged from volunteering with this initiative. Assembling face coverings is a multi-step process and sewing is just one of those steps. There is a need for individuals who can:
cut out patterns
wash the finished face covers
disinfect and package
pick up face covers from volunteer makers
inventory face covers and deliver them to organizations
A current need exists for face coverings in communities and other areas where they are required. The volunteer workforce of the American Red Cross joins with thousands of others to help make and distribute these coverings. If you are interested in making face coverings to support your community, we have all the instructions for you to get started. NOTE: We will supply pre-paid mailing labels to volunteers to ship masks to the Red Cross.
Email Jeff Imel to coordinate details to drop off your masks