COVID-19 Response: Non-Surgical Face Masks
During these challenging times, it will take all of us together to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Making face masks was one way for us to contribute while staying safe in our homes. Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation joined the national effort to provide non-surgical masks to protect our health care workers and our community. Our initial goal was to make 500 masks and we far exceeded that by creating over 11,000 masks in our initial run and almost 14,000 total.
Our sewing machines were silent for short time, however the HOT Board met in July and decided to resume production of masks. “Due to the generous donations from the community, as well a commitment from the dedicated seamstresses and other production workers, we approved the making of another 2,900 masks,” says Nancy Prentiss, HOT Board Member. “We all agreed that making masks would ease the financial burden on healthcare facilities and school districts in the area.”
Materials were prepped by our Production team and then assembled in to kits to distribute to our Sewing team. Each kit included the materials for 10 masks, with pre-cut fabric and elastic. Over 80 people volunteered to sew masks – it was through their effort, and the help of our amazing Production team that we were able to finish this project strong. Check out the list of volunteers below!
We appreciate your support. Working together we can make a difference!
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The whole hospital officially knows HOT and how amazing you and your team are. Everyone keeps saying “thank you, thank you, thank you, tell them THANK YOU!” You have changed our daily lives for the better already.
Thank you so much for your generosity! The face masks your team made were greatly appreciated and beautiful!
Thank you for the amazing masks for our school. It’s so nice to know that we’ll always be prepared with masks. Thank you for your generosity!
This global disaster will affect everyone in some way. I have been personally affected with a daughter who is a nurse who took care of a patient who tested positive for this virus. I have a son who lives in Manhattan, the current epicenter. I am just happy that I feel like I helped out in some small way. #flattenthecurve #stopthespread #unitebystayingapart
You guys are amazing, thank you so much! The joy from the staff receiving these masks is unmeasurable […] everyone keeps saying thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you HOT for this opportunity! This is an excellent way for all our family members to be able to help our local community heroes together.
Thank you for your contributions!!
Advanced Value Group
Barb & Rich Murray
Blue Sky Organic Farm
Bob & Claudia Dausman
Dean & Stephanie Schwartz
Doug & Karin Wilson
Doug & Rosemarie Moore
Ferd & Judy Nist
Jeannine & Jim Grayson
Lynne Marie Hagen
Maria Elsa Perez
Mary Ann Bartley
Nancy & Ed Roehling
Pebble Creek Community
Vicki & Alan Turell
Volunteers – Production
Laura and Kenny Mott
Volunteers – Sewing
OVER 1,000 MASKS MADE
500-1,000 MASKS MADE
250-500 MASKS MADE
100-250 MASKS MADE
50-100 MASKS MADE
Mary Noel Kaiser
0-50 MASKS MADE